Friday, October 09, 2009

Congratulations To Teacher David Ebersole !

GCSD reports ~~ Athena Middle School Science Teacher David Ebersole received the Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics) Teaching Award from the Rochester Area Colleges Center for Excellence in Math and Science (RACCEMS). The Center recognized Ebersole and his fellow finalists for effective, engaging, and innovative teaching and awarded each of them a $2,000 stipend for the educational conference of their choice. As the grand prize winner, Ebersole will also receive a $10,000 classroom upgrade. In order to be considered for the honor, Ebersole submitted a lesson how the respiratory and circulatory systems work together, received nominations from his colleagues, and was observed by a panel of RACCEMS judges.

SCATS ~~ FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS related to education!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats, David! THAT's what Greece needs more of. Have you been approached by Ann Mitchell's curriculum folks to see about taking that award winning approach and replicating it elsewhere? What an opportunity!

Anonymous said...

This thread has been up for 3 days and only one comment was made congratulating the teacher. The bias of this site and the majority of its readers is clear. Let's see all the comments pile up in the next post bashing teachers ;)

SCATS said...

To 8:07AM ~~ I made a similar comment on another thread the other day about how the teachers claim I don't give them any recognition.

The fact is, Ebersole's colleagues will NOT congratulate him publicly. They can't. He did something they do NOT WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR DOING. He went above and beyond the call of duty.

If they were to recognize and cheer him on for that, they fear it might become expected of themselves. At this point, with a contract up for negotiation, the LAST THING they want to do is anything beyond "work to rule." Ebersole, by doing good, made most of them look bad!