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Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Awards

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) Awards are administered by the Geological Society of America (GSA).

This annual award recognizes excellence in earth-science teaching at the pre-college level. GSA awards the section recipients US$500 in travel money to attend a GSA meeting, US$500 for classroom supplies, and complimentary membership in GSA for three years. State winners receive a one-year GSA complimentary membership.

Click here for more information on the OEST Award.

2014 Award Recipients
Section Winners State Winners
  • Central Section
    Ella Bowling
    Mason County Middle School
    Maysville, KY
  • Eastern Section
    Victoria Gorman
    Medford Memorial Middle School
    Medford, NJ
  • New England Section
    Rita Chang
    Wellesley High School
    Wellesley, MA
  • Pacific Northwest Section
    Dale B. Lehman
    Tahoma High School
    Covington, WA
  • Southeastern Section
    Lisha Hylton
    Pelion Elementary School
    Pelion, SC
  • Texas Section
    Lawrence Witt
    Anthony Middle School
    Cypress, TX
  • Alabama
    Wendy E. Bramlett
    Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Alaska
    Darren Kellerby
    Highland Tech Charter School
    Anchorage, AK
  • Georgia
    Donna Governor
    North Forsyth High School
    Cumming, GA
  • Illinois
    Keni Rienks
    Woodstock North High School
    Woodstock, IL
  • Indiana
    Martha Hoyt Goings, LPG
    Huntington North High School
    Huntington, IN
  • New Jersey
    James Miller
    Chatham High School
    Chatham, NJ
  • New York
    Mark Percy
    Williamsville North High School
    Williamsville, NY
  • North Carolina
    Mark Townley
    Holly Springs High School
    Holly Springs, NC
  • Ohio
    Paul Genzman
    Put-in-Bay School
    Put-In-Bay, OH
  • Oregon
    Laura Orr
    Ukiah School
    Ukiah, OR
  • Pennsylvania
    Michael W. Baer
    Elizabeth Forward Middle School
    Elizabeth, PA
  • Washington
    Randy Taylor
    Highlands Middle School
    Kennewick, WA
  • Wisconsin
    Beth A. Spear
    Central High School
    Salem, WI