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Heather McArdle, Mahopac High School science teacher, has been selected as one of 10 semifinalists nationwide
for the Shell Science Teaching Award to be presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in April.
The $10,000 award, through a partnership between NSTA and the Shell Oil Company, recognizes “an outstanding classroom teacher who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school and the community through
exemplary science teaching.”
In 2010, Ms. McArdle received a $1,500 NSTA award for
excellence in inquiry-based science teaching. She was the only high school
teacher in the country to be so recognized. She also received the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award for their Eastern Section and New York State.