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PhysTEC Teacher of the Year Awardees

PhysTEC recognizes a National Teacher of the Year and several Local Teachers of the Year annually.

  • 2021 Winners

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    National Teacher of the Year

    David Wirth

    PhysTEC Program: Arizona State University

    Employer: Millennium High School

    Local Teachers of the Year

    Bree Barnett Dreyfuss: California State University, East Bay, Amador Valley High School

    Laura Ernst: Southeast Missouri State University, Perryville High School

    Kayla Lewis: Bridgewater State University, Wachusett Regional High School

    Wesley Morgan: Brigham Young University, Springville High School

    Mimi Pho: Georgia State University, Peachtree Ridge High School

    Bruce Ratcliffe: California State University, Fresno, Edison High School

    Craig Uhrich: SUNY Buffalo State College, Depew High School

    Paul Wolf: University of Arkansas, Haas Hall Academy

    Thomas Zook: California State University, Long Beach, Marina High School

  • 2020 Winners

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    National Teacher of the Year

    Bouakham Sriri-Perez

    PhysTEC Program: California State University, Fresno

    Employer: Duncan Polytechnical High School

    Local Teachers of the Year

    Melissa Girmscheid: Arizona State University, Centennial High School

    Margaret Helmes: SUNY Buffalo State College Department of Physics, Williamsville Alternative Instructional Model High School

    Janice Trinidad: University of Texas, Austin, Cedars International Next Generation High School

    Jonathan Welling: Brigham Young University, Wasatch High School

  • 2019 Winners

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    National Teacher of the Year

    Matthew Blackman

    PhysTEC Program: Rutgers University

    Employer: Ridge High School

    Local Teachers of the Year

    Aaron Curry: Salisbury University, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

    David Doty: SUNY Buffalo State College, Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School

    Julia Grimes: Brigham Young University, Westlake High School

    Chad Hobby: University of Central Florida, Timber Creek High School

    Kristin Kellar: Abilene Christian University, Talkington School for Young Women Leaders

    Donald Soper: University of Missouri-Columbia, David H. Hickman High School

    Heather Stirewalt: California State University, Long Beach, Whittier High School

    Jamie Vargas: California State University, Fresno, Edison High School

  • 2018 Winners

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    National Teacher of the Year

    Tiffany Taylor

    PhysTEC Program: University of Arkansas

    Employer: Heritage High School

    Local Teachers of the Year

    Christine Audo: University of Arkansas, Topeka High School

    Matthew Blackman: Rutgers University, Ridge High School

    Ricardo Farfan: Georgia State University, Berkmar High School

    Gary Forrester: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Hingham High School

    Justin Fournier: California State University, Long Beach, Cypress High School

    Bradley Gearhart: SUNY Buffalo State College, Hutchinson Central Technical High School

    Chris Martin: Virginia Tech, Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

    Adam Pullen: University of West Georgia, The Westminster Schools

    Timothy Vitale: Rowan University, Clearview Regional High School

    Cameron Vongsawad: Brigham Young University, Copper Hills High school

  • 2017 Winners

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    National Teacher of the Year

    Alexandra Boyd

    PhysTEC Program: Elon University

    Employer: Holly Springs High School

    Local Teachers of the Year

    Reed Anderson: Brigham Young University, Juab High School

    Zachary Armstrong: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley West High School

    Geoffrey Hart: University of Houston, Clements High School

    Zachary Kovach: Arizona State University, La Joya High School

    Paul Lee: Towson University, Howard County Public School System

    Elizabeth Rachford: Georgia State University, Druid Hills High School

    Tiffany Taylor: University of Arkansas, Heritage High School

    Danielle Tinkham: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Somerset Berkley Regional High School

    John Wright: University of Texas, Austin, St. Andrew's Episcopal School

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