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2015 Outstanding Math and Science Teachers

The 2015 Delaware Valley Outstanding Teacher Awards are:

Outstanding Math Teacher
Michael Franklin, Chester A. Arthur Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

  • Teaching Experience in K-8 STEM, 7 & 8 Science, K-8 Technology and 7 & 8 Math
  • January 2015 School District of Philadelphia, Teacher of the Month
  • 2012 and 2013 Noyce Grant Recipient
  • Chester A Arthur STEAM Coordinator; ASCE Civil Engineering Club, Founder & Advisor; and Robotics Club Founder & Advisor
  • Drexel STEM Camp Lead Counselor
  • Drexel University Outstanding Alumni Educator Award (2013)

Outstanding Science Teacher
Ignacio Jayo, William Tennet High School, Warminster, PA

  • Developed Genetics of Cancer at the 2014 PASA/PBSA School Leadership Conference at Fox Chase Medical Center.
  • Sponsor and Co-Founder of School Based Health Professionals Society.
  • Partnership with St.Joe’s University – Students interact in Behavioral Neuroscience class.
  • Selected Anatomy students travel to Drexel Medical School where they get to participate in cadaver dissection.
  • Organized a wheelchair rugby event.