Delaware STEM Educator Awards

The Delaware STEM Educator Awards recognize a teacher or team of teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels who demonstrate STEM innovation and excellence through teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. We are so proud of our 3 AP math teachers who were given this award: Mrs. Townsend, Dr. Smith, and Mr. Helie. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.

Padua’s team of STEM teachers were also recognized with the Jon Manon STEAM Team Education Award. This award recognizes a team of teachers who have collaborated within their school to achieve outstanding accomplishments, not possible without coordinated team planning and execution. The Award recognizes team collaboration within the school, administrative support, interdisciplinary activities, and unique opportunities for students. Mrs. Kowalski accepted this award as Padua’s lead STEM educator on behalf of our math, science, and IT faculty. Congratulations to all of these teachers! (Pictured with Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long)

Teachers Recognized:
Lisa Kowalski- Math Dept. Co-chair
Kelly Townsend- Math Dept. Co-chair
Brandon Lawler- Science Dept. Chair
Ray Helie- Math
Sarah Smith- Math
Chris Schimpf- Science
Anna Ivkovich- Science
Gina Judy- Science
Fred Orock- Science
Michelle Schneider- IT

Stay tuned to hear why our outstanding educators were recognized. Teachers recognized with the Mannon STEAM Team Award include returning STEM staff members from the 2022-2023 school year.  Our award winning teachers were interviewed and pictures after the award ceremony and once we have that information we will share.

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