The Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Teacher Awards. The awards serve to recognize statewide excellence in science education and to honor educators making a positive impact in the classroom and in the school district. College Science Teacher of the Year was presented to Dr. David Rudge Professor of Biology with Western Michigan University.
The winning College Science Teachers of the Year were peer-nominated followed by a judging committee utilizing a rubric scoring process and chosen for modeling best practices, inspiring their students, demonstrating innovative teaching strategies, being excellent role models for students and other teachers, demonstrating leadership, exhibiting a passion for science education and teaching for a minimum of five years.
“This year’s award winners are true role models for the education profession,” said MSTA President Holly McGoran. “Not only are they striving to inspire students during a global pandemic, they are taking on leadership roles within the educational community by presenting at conferences and publishing science related articles in professional journals. MSTA is honored to provide this well-deserved recognition.”
The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to celebrate Dr. Rudge's receipt of this award.