Excellence in Science Teaching Awards (ESTA)

The Iowa Academy of Science awarded the first Excellence in Science Teaching Awards in 1969. Outstanding teachers of all grade levels and areas of science have been recognized for their work and innovations in science education. Nominations are encouraged from administrators, colleagues, or a teacher may self-nominate. Selections are made by the Awards and Recognition Committee. Winners are honored at the President's Banquet during the Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Awardees receive a plaque and a $100 award.


2017 ESTA Winners

Presented at the 129th IAS Annual Meeting
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
April 21, 2017


 Dr. Dawn Del Carlo University of Norther Iowa Cedar Falls  Science Supervisory

Dr. Dawn Del Carlo
University of Norther Iowa
Cedar Falls
Science Supervisory

 Hallie Edgerly Adel -DeSoto - Minburn MS Adel  Earth Science

Hallie Edgerly
Adel -DeSoto - Minburn MS
Adel
Earth Science

 Holly Garcia Riverside High School Oakland  Physical Science

Holly Garcia
Riverside High School
Oakland
Physical Science

 Casey Giraud Janesville Consolidated Schools Janesville  General Science

Casey Giraud
Janesville Consolidated Schools
Janesville
General Science

 Brenda Kaufmann North Tama Community School Traer  Elementary Science

Brenda Kaufmann
North Tama Community School
Traer
Elementary Science

 Ramona Satre Ogden Middle School Ogden  Middle School Science

Ramona Satre
Ogden Middle School
Ogden
Middle School Science

 Kevin Schneider Dowling High School Des Moines  Life Science

Kevin Schneider
Dowling High School
Des Moines
Life Science

 Vonna Watson North Tama Community School Traer  Elementary Science

Vonna Watson
North Tama Community School
Traer
Elementary Science


ESTA Forms for Awardees

The following forms are used when requested by the Iowa Academy of Science Staff.


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