The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, “Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner.”
Each year GSTA recognizes excellence in science teaching through the Science Teacher of Promise awards and recognition program. The Science Teachers of the Year award recognizes ongoing excellence in science and the commitment to its improvement. Outstanding achievement in elementary, middle, and high school science teaching is recognized with the selection of a state winner. All GSTA Award winners will be honored at a special awards banquet on February 6, 2015 at the Armory Ballroom. This awards and recognition program is part of the annual GSTA Science Conference in Macon on February 5-7, 2015.
The Georgia Science Teachers Association is a professional organization dedicated to improving science teaching at all levels, pre-school through university. The mission of GSTA is to provide leadership and service for science education. The current membership of over 2,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, and representatives of business and industry.