High school teachers don’t get nearly enough respect … unless they are also the football coach. Winning the High School Chemistry Teaching Award could help. Nominations by students, colleagues, administration—even parents—are welcome. The award, presented at the Awards Banquet in April, consists of a plaque and a $500 honorarium; the awardee is automatically nominated for the Midwest Regional Award in High School Chemistry Teaching and the national ACS James Bryant Conant Award.
Nominees should exemplify excellence in the teaching of high school chemistry. In addition to outstanding classroom work, the nominee should have contributed in other aspects of teaching, such as professional growth, curriculum development, course materials preparation, workshop participation, chemical or educational research, or publications.
The nomination must include the following items:
- The Nominee Information Form must be completed at tiny.cc/hbkbqx
- A curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession must be sent to the High School Chemistry Teaching Award chair.
- Recommendations for the nominee must be completed at tiny.cc/3vnbqx
At least one recommendation must be from the nominee’s current principal or supervisor. Additional recommendations may be completed by colleagues, members of the American Chemical Society who are familiar with the nominee’s achievements, former students, or parents of former students.
All materials must be submitted by December 31st to be considered in the current cycle. For questions, or to submit supplementary nomination materials, contact the High School Chemistry Teaching Award chair.