Recognize an Outstanding Science Educator

Nominate an Outstanding Science Educator for an NCSTA Award      
  • Do you know of a colleague who is outstanding in their classroom?
  • Is this teacher someone who has exciting lessons?
  • Is this educator a true leader and source of inspiration for other science teachers?

This is the time to honor him/her with a nomination for Outstanding Science Educator.  Awards are given in all 8 Districts for Outstanding Science Educator at the following levels: Elementary, Middle, High School, and College.   There is also a special award for that Outstanding Student Teacher in the State of North Carolina.

Follow the link on the main menu for “Awards” for the user friendly on-line nomination directions.  Deadline for nominations has been extended to October 15, but since nominees will need letters of support, it would be wise to nominate early before you are unable to contact people in the summer. We would love to see 32 awards given this year!  Nominations are accepted for the Vi Hunsucker Award as well. While your nominee does not need to be a NCSTA member, consideration will be given for those nominees that are members. 

Visit to submit a nomination today!




The NCSLA Herman and Emma Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in North Carolina award goes to the person who has exemplified the high standards the late Herman Gatling of Durham County set in his job and in his life. This award recognizes the recipient as the outstanding science education leader in the state of North Carolina. Herman was given the first award posthumously in 1989; his wife, Emma, accepted his award on behalf of the family. This annual award is sponsored by the Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Submit a nomination today!

The deadline for nominations is October 15


North Carolina Science Leadership Association provides opportunities for science educators at all levels to exchange ideas and information, promote the cause of quality science instruction, and influence the creation of policies and legislation. Today, science leadership begins in every school and includes lead teachers, department chairs, science coordinators and supervisors, university professors, state agency specialists, private science consultants, business and industry. No matter what role you play, NCSLA is your source for information and the place where your voice can be heard in improving the qulaity of science education across North Carolina.  You can learn more at


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