Awards

KSTA Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

KSTA presents an award to an elementary, middle, and high school science teacher at the annual conference.  This award recognizes exemplary science teachers across the state of Kentucky who are helping to advance KSTA's mission of effective and innovative science education.

Eligibility

  • Teachers from grade levels pre-K through grade 12 are eligible if they have at least three years of full-time classroom experience in Kentucky. 
  • Awardees do not have to be a current KSTA member, but will earn complimentary membership for their first year. 
  • Current KSTA Board Members are not eligible. 
  • Past awardees are not eligible 
  • Nominator or nominee may complete application form for nominated teacher 

Award

  • Plaque and public recognition at the KSTA annual conference
  • Grant of $100 to use in any way to enhance instruction
  • Complimentary membership in KSTA for one year
  • Complimentary registration for the annual conference (in year award is given)
  • Press release to the newspaper in the awardee’s home community.
  • Awardees are invited to present at least one session at the annual conference regarding the successes of their students and classroom instruction

A single award will be given in each of these categories: Elementary (pre-K-5), Middle (6-8), and High (9-12)

Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2018

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Click here to view the requirements for completing the KSTA Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award Nomination Form

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KSTA Distinguished Science Educator (Sherry Fox Award)

The Distinguished Science Educator award is named in honor of Sherry Fox and her 29 years of service to KSTA, Jefferson County and the University of Louisville. Sherry spent 29 years in Jefferson County’s public school system--biology, anatomy, physiology, curriculum writing, science method workshops and coordinating Jefferson regional biology teachers. She spent 16 years with UL Biosafety Committee and 13 years as KSTA’s Executive Director.

KSTA presents one Distinguished Science Educator Award at the annual conference. This award recognizes exemplary science leaders across the state of Kentucky who have made significant contributions to science education.

Eligibility

  • Science education professionals from all levels and types of institutions are eligible, such as public or private schools, universities, colleges, non-formal science institutions, and others. 
  • KSTA Board Members are not eligible. 
  • Past awardees are not eligible. 
Award
  • Plaque and public recognition at the KSTA annual conference
  • Grant of $300 to use in any way to enhance instruction
  • Complimentary membership in KSTA for one year
  • Complimentary registration for the annual conference in the year following the award
  • Press release sent to the newspaper in the awardee's home community 

Nomination Deadline:

Application Deadline: 

Click here to view the requirements for completing the KSTA Distinguished Science Educator Award Nomination Form

Nominate an Educator

KSTA Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

Previous Winners

 Year Elementary  Middle School  High School 
 2017

Julie Moore

Wellington Elementary

Amanda Underwood

Mason County Middle

Elizabeth Howard

Madison Central High

 2016  Kim Sword & Ellen Allen (not awarded)  Carly Baldwin 

2015

Hilary McWorter

Ashley Arkwright

Elizabeth Pelphrey

2014

Vivian Bowles

Cindy Combs

Stephanie Harmon

2013

Melinda Kinsel

Ken Mattingly

Catherina Sammons

2012

Christy Fehr

Ella Bowling

Josh Underwood

2011

 Keri Dowdy

 Donna Ebelhar

 Pennye Rogers

2010

(not awarded)

April Helton

Trina Merrick

2009

 Josh Radner

Brian McDowell 

Viola Randall 

2008

 Andrea Broyles

Melissa Evans

 Danielle Mink

2007

 Ellie Vandivier

 Bethany Hill

Regina Sizemore

2006

Patricia Works

Kathleen Kiffmeyer

Jimmy Dyer

2005

Craig Carter

(not awarded)

Kara Becker

2004

Terry Curran

Kathy Jones

Rae McEntyre

2003

Toni Constable

Tracy Powell-McCoy

Tonya Vowels

2002

Tandy Wellman

Anthony Creed Turner

Dale Faughn

 2001 Jeanetta Caudill Stacy  (not awarded)  Robert Baar 
2000  Linda Lawson  Sharon Ball  Vernon Hicks (Univ.) 
 1999 Jane Thompson  Janet Varon 

Arv Allen (HS)
Ron Atwood (Univ.) 

1998  Bill Hudgens  Jennifer Wilson 
Linda Stephens (HS)
Bob Miller (Univ.) 
 1997 Bonnie Embry & Mary Partin Susie Wera 
Roger Postley (HS)
Ed Story (Univ.) 
1996  Carol Munzy  LInda Pennington  Mohammed Hanif 

Previous to 1996, only one recipient was selected each year

Year

Recipient

Year

Recipient

1974

Harriet A. Korfhage

1976

Clarence Wolf

1977

Sr. Mary Leon Riney

1978

Coris VanCleve

1979

Barbara Wilson

1980

Steven Zimmer

1981

Karl F. Kuhn

1982

Lester Evans

1983

Linda W. Grant

1984

Michael Wavering

1986

Susan Mueller

1988

Earlis Thornberry

1989

Johanna Strange

1991

Lynn Earl Huddleston

1992

Phyllis Shuttleworth

1993

Debbie McKeon

1994

Julie Ritchie

1995

Joyce Phillips

KSTA Distinguished Science Educator Award

Previous Winners

Year

Recipient

2017

Rico Tyler

2016

Melinda Wilder

 2015 Diane Johnson 

2014

Sherry Fox

2013

Vernon Hicks

2012

Carol Hanley

2011

Brian Radcliffe

2008

Sean Elkins

2006

Jackie Hensley

2004

Sally Shafer

 2003 Kim Zeidler
 2002  Karen Kidwell
 2001  Robert Swanson 
 1999  Ben Malphrus
 1998  Johanna Strange
 1997  Karen Lind
 1996  Don Frazier
 1995  Sue Fowler
 1994  Mary Lane
 1993  Mike Howard
 1991 Lester Evans
 1990 Frank Howard
 1989 Brad Matthews
 1986 Gary Boggess
 1984 Dan Ochs
 1983 Ron Fiel
 1982 Ron Atwood
 1981 Harold Crumg
 1980 Steve Henderson
 1979Truman Stevens 
 1978Frank Howard 
 1977Lyn Reynolds 
 1976Ted George 
 1975Anna Neal 
 1974Wendell Cave 

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