RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 Career Award for STEM Teachers (CAST). These awards recognize outstanding STEM teachers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their classrooms, schools, and communities.
After a rigorous selection process, four exceptional STEM teachers were chosen for this year’s awards. The Career Award for STEM Teachers recognizes outstanding STEM teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools and provides $175,000 over five years. Applications are open to North Carolina teachers who have an outstanding performance record in educating children and who demonstrate a solid knowledge of STEM content.
This award presents opportunities for professional development and collaboration with other master science and/or mathematics teachers who will help to ensure their success as teachers and their satisfaction with the field of teaching. CAST offers public schools and school districts the opportunity to fully develop and empower teachers as leaders in the field.
The winners of the 2023 Career Award for STEM Teachers are:
Robbinsville High School | Graham County Schools
East Burke Middle School | Burke County Public Schools
Polk County Middle School | Polk County Schools
Henderson County Early College | Henderson County Public Schools
“We are thrilled to honor these exceptional STEM teachers for their dedication and leadership in STEM education,” said Dr. Louis J. Muglia, president and CEO of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. “We hope that these awards will encourage more teachers to follow in their footsteps and become leaders in STEM education.”
“STEM teacher leadership is critical for shaping the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers, and changemakers,” said Alfred Mays, senior program officer. “Through their passion, guidance, and expertise, STEM teachers have the power to inspire and empower students to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges and create a better future for all.” Mr. Mays also serves as the Fund’s Chief Diversity Officer and Strategist in Diversity and Education.
About Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation. Its mission is to serve and strengthen society by nurturing a diverse group of leaders in biomedical sciences to improve human health through education and powering discovery in frontiers of greatest need.
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