It's Elementary Honorees

At "It's Elementary: Celebrating 20 Years of Community Resources for Science," CRS gave out Exemplar of Excellence Awards to teachers, volunteers, and partners.  Follow the links to watch videos of Exemplar of Excellence Honorees in their own words.

Teachers: Exemplars of Excellence

Aiko Keen

Teacher, Bridges Academy at Melrose Elementary, Oakland Unified

Science Super Star, Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts to explore strategies for connecting student science learning with language arts

Ann Park

Teacher, Bridges Academy at Melrose Elementary, Oakland Unified

Science Super Star Trailblazer, Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts to engage students in critical thinking through the use of evidence to support claims in scientific discussions

Cherene Fillingim-Selk

Teacher, Cragmont Elementary, Berkeley Unified

Science Super Star Resource Teacher, Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts to engage classroom teachers and the broader school community in science and STEM learning

Constance Zunino

Teacher, Prescott Elementary, Oakland Unified

Science Super Star Trailblazer, Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts to engage students in investigations and exposure to university scientist role models

Jessie Welcomer

Teacher, Montalvin Manor Elementary, West Contra Costa Unified

Science Super Star Trailblazer, Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts to engage students in designing and communicating about their scientific learning investigations

 

Volunteers:

Claire Wemp

Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

Exemplar of Excellence in Science Education Outreach, for extraordinary efforts as a mentor in the Be A Scientist program

Allen Pan

Quizlet

Exemplar of Excellence in Science Education Outreach, for extraordinary efforts sharing science with young learners through the BASIS program

Jason Pfleuger

Graduate Student, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Exemplar of Excellence in Science Education Outreach, for extraordinary efforts to engage fellow graduate students and support CRS science programs in the community

Jesyka Melendez-Rosa

Graduate Student, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Exemplar of Excellence in Science Education Outreach, for extraordinary efforts sharing science with young learners through the BASIS program

Meredith Triplet

Graduate Student, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Exemplar of Excellence in Science Education Outreach, for extraordinary efforts to engage fellow graduate students and support CRS science programs in the community

 

Partners:

Bayer AAHA (African American Hispanic Association)

Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts in science education outreach in the community

UC Berkeley EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)

Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts in science education outreach in the community

Rachel Winheld

Director, Science @ Cal

Exemplar of Excellence, for extraordinary efforts as a CRS partner to connect Berkeley science to the community through education outreach

 

Other:

Robert Bergman

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Exemplar of Inspiration for Science Educators, for extraordinary contributions to the development and sustainability of CRS as a board member, donor, advisor, and original architect of the BASIS program

Anne Jennings

Exemplar of Inspiration for the CRS Community, for the inspiration, dedication and commitment in founding, building and leading CRS

Nicki Norman

Exemplar of Inspiration for the CRS Community, for the inspiration, dedication and commitment in founding, building and leading CRS