HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV) -- Stephanie Nelson, a teacher at Thomas Harrison Middle School, has been named Middle School Educator of the Year by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers.
VAST awards are presented “to recognize excellence of contributions to science education in Virginia.”
Nelson has taught in Harrisonburg City Public Schools for 12 years and currently teaches 7th grade Life Science at Thomas Harrison Middle School in the STEM Explorations Academy.
In her classes, students address real-world problems that require higher order thinking skills. She embraces the diversity in her classroom and sets high expectations for herself and her students.
Nelson successfully combines her knowledge of content and pedagogy to engage students in meaningful and memorable instruction.
The award will be presented at the annual VAST conference, which will be held November 14-16, 2013.
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