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SciWorks, in partnership with the Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine, recently honored three Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools science teachers with the museum’s “Innovation in Science Education” award.

“As we look toward the future, it becomes even more important for SciWorks to work hand-in-hand with teachers to help ALL students — particularly those who are facing economic challenges —imagine a future in which they are able to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and become engaged, scientifically literate citizens,” says Paul Kortenaar, Ph.D., SciWorks Executive Director. “We are thrilled to be able to honor three teachers who bring innovative technique and experience to the classroom and help students envision a brighter future for themselves and their community.”

Dr. Kortenaar handed out the awards at the museum’s annual Partners in Science dinner on Thursday, November 5. The three teachers honored were:

  • Elisabeth A. Moore (Betty Jo), Sixth Grade Science Teacher at Wiley Magnet Middle School
  • Bradley T. Rhew (Brad), Eighth Grade Science Teacher at Walkertown Middle School
  • Latoya C. Scott, Science Department Chair at Atkins Academic and Technology High School

“Northwest AHEC is a long time proud partner of SciWorks,” says Michael Lischke, Ed.D., Director of Northwest AHEC “We are delighted to be able to enhance the recognition of those true educational heroes who on a daily basis inspire, develop and nurture the next generation of health care professionals, as well as those who work tirelessly at SciWorks for the valuable informal science education of our region.”