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2020 MAST AWARDS

Each year our organization seeks to honor those among us who have contributed in a beneficial way to the improvement of science education in the state of Massachusetts. Consider nominating a colleague who has met the criteria below.  Nominations may be made by applying online using the 2020 Nomination Form.

Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award

  1. Membership in MAST is not a requirement

  2. In the first 3 years of the teaching profession and currently teaching science

  3. Noticed for remarkable achievement, accomplishment, and promise as a science educator

Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award

  1. Non-member of MAST, but MAST membership is not a disqualifier

  2. Works with science educators in Massachusetts

  3. High visibility in science education

  4. Promotes being a “friend” to the science community – strives to work collaboratively in his/her mission 

Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award

  1. The recipient should be a K-8 teacher who inspires his/her children to see science in the natural world around them.

  2. Membership in MAST is not a requirement for the award.

  3. The recipient will receive recognition at the annual MAST Awards banquet and one year's complimentary membership in MAST (new or renewal).

MAST State Science Educator of the Year

  1. Current member of MAST (e.g. membership acquired through conference participation or affiliates)

  2. Previous MAST County Educator of the Year Award winner

  3. Active or retired teacher

  4. Significant accomplishment in science education, locally, and statewide

  5. Role model in science education for other educators

County Science Educator of the Year Awards (14)

  1. Hold a current membership in the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and has been an active member one year prior.

  2. Have a past history of being an active, contributing member of national, state, and/or local science teacher organizations.

  3. Have provided a leadership role in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among his/her peers.

  4. Have been active in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among students in the schools.

Nominations are due October 1, 2020

Contact Laura Carlin at awards@massscienceteach.org with any questions.  

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award

Alexander Eden, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Tyngsborough

Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award

John Papadonis, Cambridge College, Boston

2019 County Science Educator of the Year Awards

Barnstable County – Richard Gifford, Provincetown Schools, Provincetown

Essex County - Meghan Kelleher, Spark Academy, Lawrence

Franklin County - Amber Tulloch, Hawlemont Regional Elementary, Charlemont

Middlesex County - Dr. Jennifer Craddock, Newton Public Schools, Newton

Norfolk County - Dr. Elizabeth Bless, Science & Engineering Education Development, Plainville

Worcester County - James Gorman, Nipmuc Regional High School, Upton

2019 MAST State Educator of the Year Award

Robert Gilmore, Woodland Elementary School, Milford

Elaine Adams Professional Development Award

Jocelyn Mitchell, Our Sisters' School, New Bedford

Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award

Catherine Starsiak, William Sheehan Elementary School, Westwood

2018 MAST Conference Recognized Presenters

Mary Duane, Massachusetts Beekeepers Association

Kristan Buckman, Accelerate Learning




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