Light leads 2016 winners
Matt Light's Light Foundation has been instrumental in the financial and inspirational support for the Darke County's LIGHT Project; an initiative to introduce 1st graders to quality non-fiction/fiction science trade books and activities to get them and their families outside. For Matt's commitment to education, he is the winner of the 2016 SECO Administrator Award for Leadership in Science Education.
Light, a native of Greenville, Ohio, and his foundation are committed to encouraging students to think about the science, math and literacy that keep our surrounding natural habitats healthy while inspiring true student learning in an outdoor "classroom."Friend of Science Award
2016 Recipient - Timothy Whitestone
Mr. Whitestone demonstrates the kind of leadership and imagination that one would desire every high school administrator to possess. He is able to tackle situations in a positive and professional manner. He supports his staff utilizing research-based teaching strategies including cooperative learning, student discovery, integrated technology, scientific inquiry and experiential hands-on-learning.
Membership Teaching Grant
Stephanie to use the funds to provide resources to learn about rocks and soil in my classroom, and also to buy materials needed for a Classifying living things unit. Last year her classes trained goldfish, She plans to continue to provide these opportunities to her students, and attend conferences to learn more STEM lessons.
The William H. Arnold Award
Kay works tirelessly to keep SECO up and running. Her SECO knowledge depth and professionalism are key in making this organization run smoothly so that we can continue to make SECO the place for Ohio science teachers to turn to when looking for updated state science information and best practices.
The Diana M. Hunn Service Award
As a Teaching Associate in the Department of Engineering Education since 2011, Audrey has demonstrated a strong work ethic and commitment to education. Audrey undertakes special projects such as the curriculum development of graphics and piloting new exam software to improve educational research. Her desire to teach and to develop her skills is also demonstrated as she takes on other opportunities such as teaching a MCAT preparation course and tutoring multiple undergraduate students.
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