Landreville is named 2018 High School Science Teacher of the Year

Michelle Landreville was selected as the 2018 High School Science Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Science Teachers Association. (Submitted photo)

A science teacher in the Center for Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology program at Paradise Valley High School was named the 2018 High School Science Teacher of the Year.

Michelle Landreville was honored by the Arizona Science Teachers Association on Nov. 1 at the annual ASTA Conference at the Fall Events Center in Gilbert, according to a press release announcing the science teaching recognition.

According to the nomination submitted to ASTA, “Everything Michelle does is done with passion, caring, and excellence. She is always there for her students in any capacity they need; be it academic or emotional support, thus earning her the nickname of “Biotech Mom” by her students.

She was commended for motivating students to meet high academic achievements through Advanced Placement test scores, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics competitions, as HOSA-Future Health Professionals state officers, and HOSA state and national medalists.

She was also recognized for her commitment beyond the classroom, the release described of her writing curriculum as department chair, leading on-site committees, being a campus technology trainer, a National Association of Biology Teachers Arizona representative, and serving on state curriculum and assessment teams.

“Most of all, Michelle is a lifelong learner; she continually pursues professional development in order to teach the newest scientific discoveries and to model a growth mindset for her students,” as stated in the nomination submission.

The award is presented to one teacher from the elementary level, middle school/junior high level, and the high school level at the annual ASTA convention, the release said, adding that nominees must be certified, full-time classroom teachers and current members of ASTA.

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