2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award Recipients

Congratulations!

2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholars

Thank you for joining GYSTC as we honor 23 recipients with our coveted 2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award. This outstanding group of educators was chosen for their thoughtful engagement with their students. Over the last year, these educators created imaginative classroom lessons that taught and supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. As parents, employers, and citizens, we hope all our teachers are competent, enthusiastic, and caring. Our awardees certainly meet and exceed these criteria. But what sets them apart and what they are being cited for in these awards are two key factors.

First, each recipient has shown an aptitude for identifying unique strengths and potential in their students; and has conceived and executed classroom lessons that tap that promise. They have engaged and excited their students’ capacity to learn and build confidence – not only in their ability to master STEM but to master lessons of successful living.

Second, each recipient launched student-based projects which had an impact that reached past the classroom. These projects involved their entire school, community, parents, colleagues, and regional leaders who are STEM professionals and supporters.

Our recipients are winners! Winners for their students. Winners for their communities. Winners for our state. Winners for the teaching profession. They exemplify everything we want and hope our teachers will be. It is our duty and delight to honor them!

 

Congratulations,

Amanda Buice

GYSTC Executive Director

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2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholars Recipients

1

Mrs. Stephanie Coxwell

Midway Hills Academy

Baldwin County Schools

Mrs. Crystal Kennedy

Mrs. Crystal Kennedy

Lakeview Primary School

Baldwin County Schools

3

Mrs. Shannon Bynum

Ben Hill Middle School

Ben Hill County Schools

4

Mrs. Lauren Cramer

Bay Springs Middle School

Carroll County Schools

5

Mrs. Jennifer Earnest

Sand Hill Elementary School

Carroll County Schools

6

Mr. Joseph Benefield

Carrollton Elementary School

Carrollton City Schools

7

Mrs. Teresa Bailey

Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy

Cherokee County Schools

8

Mrs. Kimberly Harrison

Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy

Cherokee County Schools

9

Mrs. Veena Black

Briarlake Elementary School

DeKalb County Schools

10

Mrs. Melissa Barth

Harbins Elementary School

Gwinnett County Schools

11

Mrs. Natasha Berry

Timber Ridge Elementary School

Henry County Schools

12

Ms. Amanda Coggins

Thomson Middle School

Houston County Schools

13

Mrs. Ruthie Dryden

West Jackson Elementary School

Jackson County Schools

14

Dr. Stephanie Westhafer

West Jackson Elementary School

Jackson County Schools

15

Ms. Sheila House

Jefferson Middle School

Jefferson City Schools

16

Mrs. Erin Norton

Louisville Academy

Jefferson County Schools

17

Mrs. Nichole Berryhill

Lanier County Elementary School

Lanier County Schools

Mrs. Claire Ashley

Mrs. Claire Ashley

Rocky Branch Elementary School

Oconee County Schools

19

Mrs. Cindy Rose

Malcom Bridge Elementary School

Oconee County Schools

Ms. Tanya Dawson

Ms. Tanya Dawson

Sara Ragsdale Elementary School

Paulding County Schools

Mr. Nathan Hammack

Mr. Nathan Hammack

Southland Academy

Southland Academy - Private School

Mr. Benjamin Huntzinger

Mr. Benjamin Huntzinger

Thomas County Middle School

Thomas County Schools

23

Mr. Forrest Love

Cross Creek Elementary School

Thomas County Schools

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