Xavier, University of Cincinnati, Northern Ky. University honor local math, science teachers

Greater Cincinnati teachers honored from elementary, middle and high schools | March 16, 2006

Greater Cincinnati’s outstanding mathematics and science teachers are being honored at an awards dinner and ceremony at on Friday, March 17, at the Cintas Center. The honors are the result of a collaborative partnership among the presidents of Xavier, the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. Astronaut Story Musgrave is the keynote speaker at the dinner and ceremony honoring the teachers.

This is the second year the collaboration has honored outstanding math and science teachers. The collaboration, known as “Conversations, Connections, Collaborations,” or C3, is aimed at addressing issues that affect the Greater Cincinnati community. As a result, every elementary, middle school and high school in the Greater Cincinnati area was asked to nominate outstanding math and science teachers.

“It is so important to honor and reward these outstanding teachers,” said University President Michael J. Graham, S.J. “With their skills, they could choose to make a very lucrative living in other ways. Instead, they have chosen a very noble and nurturing profession and their work ultimately benefits all of us.”

Four elementary school teachers, four middle school teachers and four high school teachers are being recognized.

Nomination criteria included: an exceptional knowledge of subject matter and the ability to convey that knowledge to students in innovative teaching methods that enable all students to learn; ability to relate to students in a manner that helps them to succeed both in and out of the classroom; active participation in the school community beyond the expectation of their teaching duties and in professional development activities that upgrade classroom skills while keeping current with educational trends; ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues and parents and be actively involved in the community.