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Jennifer Thomason named first runner-up in the 2015-16 Science Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Thomason, a fifth grade teacher at Bryan Elementary School, has been named first runner up in the K-8 category of the 2015-16 Science Teacher of the Year award program. The program is co-sponsored by The Virginia Air & Space Center and the Langley Chapter of the Air Force Association.
Thomason received the award in recognition of her achievements toward engaging and inspiring students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Thomason has been teaching for six years, all of them in Hampton City Schools.
“I love sharing my passion for learning with the students,” said Thomason. “I believe if you are excited about learning and the material you are teaching, the students will be too.”
She stated that she is honored to have been selected first runner-up and is thankful for the support of the science department, her principal, her colleagues, and her family.
Venicia Ferrell, science curriculum leader, said Thomason has a lot of passion, energy, and enthusiasm. “She is constantly looking for new methods to introduce her students to science content that will engage and enhance their understanding,” said Ferrell. “Her main objective is that students will progress towards an appreciation for science and the natural environment.”
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