Maryland Association of Science Teachers

Outstanding Educator Awards


The Maryland Association of Science Teachers annual award program recognizes excellence in science teaching, administration, and outreach in Maryland. Each year, the Maryland Association of Science Teachers honors a group of people who have made outstanding contributions to science education for the State of Maryland. Awards are presented in the following areas:

  • Elementary school science (3+ years of teaching experience)
  • Middle school science (3+ years of teaching experience)
  • High School science (3+ years of teaching experience)
  • College science (3+ years of teaching experience)
  • New science teacher (1st or 2nd year teacher)
  • Science educational leaders:  includes informal science educators, resource teachers, instructional specialists, facilitators, curriculum specialists, science supervisors, etc.  
If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for his or her contributions in one of these areas, we encourage you to submit a nomination packet.  Self nominations are also encouraged.   Nominees must be MAST members.  

Applications consist of a nomination letter (filled out by a colleague or educator can self-nominate) and letters of support (filled out by those familiar with the work of the nominee).  Up to THREE letters of support can be submitted on behalf of each candidate.  We encourage those filling out the nomination letters and letters of support to review the rubric that will be used to assess each application. Nominations are due Monday, May 15.  

To Apply:

Please note that we will only accept ONE "Nomination Letter" and THREE "Letters of Support" per nominee.  It is the responsibility of the person filling out the "Nomination Letter" to forward the "Letter of Support" link ( to up to three individuals.

Winners will be announced at a special MAST luncheon at the 2017 NSTA Baltimore Regional Conference in October and receive statewide recognition, a monetary award, and a year membership in MAST. 

Contact Mary Stapleton at with questions.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 MAST Outstanding Educator Award Winners

 Elementary School Science Robert Jackson Mary Moss@ J. Albert AdamsAnne Arundel Public School System 
 Middle School Science Michelle Clark Lime Kiln Middle School Howard County Public School System
 High School Science Janice Doherty Oakland Mills High School Howard County Public School System
 Science Educational Leader Camille Hinmon James McHenry Elem/Middle Baltimore City Public School System

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