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The Lawrence Scadden Teacher of the Year Award in Science Education for Students with Disabilities

Open to:

  • All current K-12 teachers (general education, special education, or science teachers, public or private);
  • Must have taught at least 5 years;
  • Must have made an outstanding contribution to science students with disabilities.

The recipient will be recognized at the annual National Science Teachers Association Convention, at the Science-Abled Breakfast, sponsored by SESD and Reaching the Pinnacle for Students with Disabilities. The winner of the Scadden award is expected to attend the NSTA conference to accept the award and a check for $1,000.00. The $1,000.00 stipend associated with the Scadden Award is provided to offset travel expenses to NSTA.

Since 1997, the Scadden Award, which is co-sponsored by Reaching the Pinnacle for Students with Disabilities, New Mexico State University and SESD (Science Education for Students with Disabilities), recognized excellence in science teaching for students with disabilities.SESD invites you to learn more at our blog through NSTA: http://nstacommunities.org/blog/

Ed Misquez, Program Coordinator and Associate Project Director of Reaching the Pinnacle for Students with Disabilities.

You can download a Scadden award application by clicking here or the rubric by clicking here. Once you have completed the application, email the required documentation to: Dr. Peter Veronesi, pverones@brockport.edu

(The application is published in Portable Document Format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat, click here to download it for FREE.) For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Veronesi:

Peter Verones, Associate Professor, Science Education
The College at Brockport
Brockport, NY 14420
phone: 585-395-5544
fax: 585-395-2172
. To view past winners of the Scadden Award, please click here.

The SESD also sponsors the Lifetime Service Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science Education for Students with Disabilities. For more information about this award, please click here.

2007-08 Lawrence Scadden Winner - Kelly R. Morrow

RASEM Squared was greatly pleased to announce that Mrs. Kelly R. Morrow was awarded Lawrence Scadden Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Morrow has taught at Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. She has conducted action research using Howard Garner's multiple intelligences to improve student understanding and achievement in science. She's taught academically gifted students, at-risk students, and students with special needs.

Mrs. Morrow lives in northwest Montana where she shares her life with Bob, her husband of 20 years;their teenage daughters and a number of "critters". She stays active with the youth of her community outside of school.

Mrs. Morrow holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and a M.S in Science Education.