The Georgia Science Teachers Association named Cobb County teacher Alana Davis as the 2017 state elementary science teacher of the year.
Davis, who has been teaching for six years, serves as an instructional specialist at Mableton Elementary.
The Science Teacher of Year award recognizes ongoing excellence in science education and the commitment to its improvement. GSTA also presented Davis with a $1,500 check as part of her Teacher of the Year recognition.
Davis “strives for excellence in all that she does. She is not only a great leader in the classroom but has also become a great leader for other teachers, and in her community,’ the GSTA said.
Prior to this award, the Department of Defense’s STARBASE Foundation chose Davis to pilot an aerospace engineering program during the 2014-2015 academic year. During the pilot program, she developed and modeled an aerospace engineering curriculum, which is being used at Mableton Elementary and other schools in the Cobb County School District and throughout metro-Atlanta.
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