TA in the News

Science teacher, STEM coordinator and Robotics advisor Marc Chabot has just been named the recipient of two prestigious awards, one statewide and the other national. This spring, Marc will be receiving the 2014 Angelo J. Dorta Award for Teaching Excellence, the Vermont-NEA’s top teaching prize. According to the Vermont-NEA website, “the award, which c...arries with it a $1,000 cash prize, recognizes, rewards and promotes excellence in public school teaching and underscores high standards of service to students and to the teaching profession. The winner will represent Vermont in the national competition for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.”

Marc has also just been chosen as a Siemens STARs Fellow to participate in the 2014 Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in July. STARs is providing Marc and other winners across the nation with a two-week research experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), mini-workshops on transitioning research into the classroom, and continuing collaborative opportunities with ORNL scientists and other educators. This professional development opportunity is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation as a component of the Siemens STEM Academy, in partnership with Discovery Education and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. The award comes with a generous stipend and a small grant with which Marc may purchase equipment or supplies for his classroom.