For Immediate Release
ALBERTA'S INNOVATIVE SCIENCE AND MATH TEACHERS "MAKE SCHOOL COOL" FOR STUDENTS
teachers from around the province have been recognized for their exemplary
work inside the classroom, and are the recipients of the 2000 Teacher
Awards, sponsored by The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists
and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).
Since 1991, the APEGGA Teacher Awards program has rewarded elementary, junior and senior high science and math teachers for the excellence they demonstrate in shaping the intellectual and creative development of students, and for their outstanding efforts to "Make School Cool."
Teacher Award recipients receive a cash prize of $1,000 to be used at their discretion to promote science and math education in their school. Cheques are presented during public ceremonies to celebrate their success and at recognition events around the province.
Nearly 800 letters of support from students, parents, principals, school administrators and other teachers were received by the Association praising the 138 dedicated, determined and inspirational teachers who were nominated. Volunteer committees comprised of APEGGA's professional members from each of its nine branches around the province reviewed the nominations and selected the 14 winners.
APEGGA and its 33,000 members are committed to promoting the role science and technology plays in the lives of Albertans, particularly the contributions of engineers and geoscientists. Established in 1920, APEGGA is responsible for regulating the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in the province of Alberta, and this year proudly celebrates 80 years of service to Albertans.
Note: A complete list of 2000 APEGGA Teacher Award recipients is attached.
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