Nominate a colleague for the Excellence in Science Education Award

Would you enjoy seeing a fellow teacher awarded the WSTA Excellence in Science Education Award? Would you be thrilled to see them receive a check for $500 and recognition at the state level?  It’s quick and easy.


WSTA is an organization dedicated to advocating and promoting quality advancement of science education. Members of the Washington State science community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher of science. Awards are made at the four levels: elementary, middle, secondary & higher education. Simply send the name and contact information of a deserving teacher to WSTA Awards & Scholarship Chairperson, Coco Carlson, at Coco will send you a form for you to record the accomplishments and character of the teacher you are nominating. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Three years of science teaching experience
  • Current assignment as a part or full-time teacher of science at the elementary, middle, secondary, or higher education.

Demonstrated Qualities

  • Current or past participation in local or state science activities or PD
  • Excitement and enthusiasm for teaching science
  • Effective delivery of scientific content and processes
  • Evidence of positive impact on student learning
  • Promotion of science education beyond the classroom

The Award

  • Local and state recognition honorarium of $500 to be spent at the discretion of the awardee

Nomination Procedure

The nomination process for WSTA’s Excellence in Science Education Award can be completed by anyone who would like to identify a fellow teacher for this award.  To aid in the selection process, the person nominating the teacher will be asked to provide as much information as possible about the teacher.  This information may include anything from the following list:

  • Science teacher’s work experience, and contact information
  • Letters of support from administrative supervisor, co-teachers, community partners, students, or parents of students
  • Participation in local or state science activities or professional development
  • Evidence of excitement and enthusiasm for teaching science, and a positive impact on student learning
  • Activities that promote science education beyond the classroom
  • Any other evidence of excellence in science education


All nominations and support evidence is must be submitted by June 15, 2019

Thank you for helping us continue the tradition of finding and selecting teachers who make an impact on science education in Washington State.

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