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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 is a yearly award that recognizes excellence in earth-science teaching at the precollege level.

The Geological Society of America awards the section recipients $500 travel money to attend a GSA meeting. The winners can also apply for up to $500 for classroom supplies. The Award also includes an award certificate, a complimentary membership in GSA for three years for section recipients and a one year complimentary membership for state recipients, plus information on GSA educational programs and events.

Click here for more information on the OEST Award.

2013 Award Recipients
Section Winners State Winners
  • Eastern
    Russell H Kohrs
    Broadway High School
    Broadway, VA
  • Pacific Northwest
    Helen Farr
    Coos Bay, OR
  • New England
    Erica Wallstrom
    Rutland High School
    Rutland, VT
  • Central
    Mary Lestina
    Iowa City City High School
    Iowa City, IA
  • Southeastern
    Olivia Boykin
    Woodland Heights Elementary
    Spartanburg, SC
  • Southwest
    Cheryl L.B. Manning
    Evergreen High School
    Evergreen, CO
  • North Central
    Rod Benson
    Helena High School
    Helena, MT
  • Midcontinent
    Kathy Rusert
    Acorn High School
    Mena, AR
  • Far Western
    Herman Hilkey
    San Jacinto High School
    San Jacinto, CA
  • Texas
    Gary Poole
    The Girls’ School of Austin
    Austin, TX
  • Texas
    Katie Wagner
    Kinkaid School
    Houston, TX
  • Alaska
    Jonathan Smith
    Juneau-Douglas High School
    Juneau, AK
  • New York
    Michael Wing
    Hommocks Middle School
    Larchmont, NY
  • New Jersey
    Steven Carson
    John Witherspoon Middle School
    Princeton, NJ
  • Alabama
    Alison Starr
    Auburn High School
    Auburn, AL
  • Louisiana
    Lacey Hoosier
    Buckeye High School
    Deville, LA
  • Arizona
    Jeremy Williams
    Desert Vista High School
    Phoenix, AZ
  • North Carolina
    Mary Catherine Mills
    Southern Guilford High School
    Greensboro, NC
  • Georgia
    Nancy E. Adgate
    Dutchtown High School
    Hampton, GA