Michelle Landreville, a biotechnology teacher at the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology program at Paradise Valley High School, received the 2016 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for the state of Arizona.
The award is from the National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company.
This honor, given annually since 1961, identifies a teacher from each of the United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Canada who have made invaluable contributions to the profession, enhancing the teaching of biology, according to a press release.
Criteria for the award include teaching ability, experience, innovation, initiative, positive student-teacher interactions and collaboration in the school and community.
A special presentation to OBTA winners will be given by the NABT at its national conference in Denver this November. In addition to the award, Ms. Landreville will be presented with a gift certificate from Carolina Biological Supply Company and complimentary year’s membership in the NABT, the release stated.
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