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2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

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2020

Ricky LeBlanc
Lisa Park Elementary 
Houma, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Steve Babcock
LSU Lab School
Baton Rouge, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Sara Johnson


Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Andrea Walker

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Venise Ortego
LA Dept of Ed, Environ Ed Comm
Baton Rouge, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Lindsey Keith Vincent

William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

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2019

Heather Warner
Caroline Dormon Junior High
Woodworth, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Blake Touchet
Abbeville High School
Abbeville, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year


Missy Wooley
Lincoln Parish STEM Center
Ruston, LA
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Jennifer "Murt" Conover
LUMCON
Chauvin, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Dr. Pam Blanchard
LSU School of Education
Baton Rouge, LA
William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

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2018

Tyler Dufrene

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Lisa Swenson

Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

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2017

Rosie Cash

Shreveport, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Alishia Capstick
Trist Middle School
St. Bernard
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Ann Smart
Cabrini High School
New Orleans, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Megan Luke
Caldwell Middle School
Houma, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education
 

Dinah Maygarden
UNO PIES
New Orleans, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award


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2016

Kylie Martin
Bayou Blue Middle School
Houma, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Kris Clement
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Shreveport, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Sophia Crook
Andrew Jackson
Chalmette, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Gary Kratzer
McNeese/Calcasieu
Sulfur, LA
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Alma Robichaux
BTNEP
Thibodaux, LA
Distinguished Informal 
Science Education Award


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2015

Karen Parrino
North Live Oak
Livingston, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Dawn Trahan
Evergreen Jr. High School
Houma, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Brenden Simoneaux
Dutchtown High School
Geismer, LA

John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Christine Hypolite
Our Lady of Holy Cross Univ
New Orleans, LA
William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

Nita Mitchell
LASM
Baton Rouge, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award


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2014

Rogena Hartley
J.S. Aucoin Elementary
Morgan City, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Tammy Brouillette
Montegut Middle School
Montegut, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year


Dr. Shannon Lafont
Lafourche Parish School District
Thibodaux, LA
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Dr. William Katzman
LIGO Laboratory
Livingston, LA
 
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Troy Williams
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA
William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

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2013

Mary Legoria
Westdale Heights Academy
Baton Rouge, LA
Outstanding Elementary School

Science Teacher of the Year

Holly Payton
I.A. Lewis School
Ruston, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Sandra Focqueteau
Upper Pointe Coupee
Baton Rouge, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Cathi Cox-Boniol
Project ACHIEVE Director
Lincoln Parish Schools
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Larry Wilkinson
Analytical Chemist
Exxon Mobil
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Maud Walsh
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

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2012

Em LeBlanc
The Dufrocq School
Baton Rouge, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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2011

Bianca Deliberto
Zachary Elementary
Zachary, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Elizabeth Vance
Cope Middle School
Bossier City, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Julie DuBois
Delcambre High School
Delcambre, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Dr. Gary Stringer
University of Louisiana - Monroe
Monroe, LA
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award


Natalie Pittman
Pointe Aux Chenes
Montegut, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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2010


Breigh Rainey

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Stacy Campbell
Ruston High School
Ruston, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Cathy Williamson
Sci-Port
Shreveport, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Joyce Tate
Monroe City Schools
Monroe, LA
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Cathy Williamson
Sci-Port
Shreveport, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

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2009

April Stone

Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Chris Campbell

Ruston, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Nathan Cotten
South Terrebonne High School
Bourg, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Charlotte Bihm

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Susan Testroet-Bergeron
USGS
Lafayette, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Tera LaPrairie

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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2008

Robin Amanda Jeffers
Sunset Elementary
Sunset, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Chris Brown
South Terrebonne High School
Bourg, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Emily Compton
Park Forest Middle
Baton Rouge, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Patsye Peebles
Retired Biology Teacher
Baton Rouge, LA

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Carol Hester
Audubon Zoo
New Orleans, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Gary Stringer
University of Louisiana - Monroe
Monroe, LA
William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

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2007

Stacy Campbell
Ruston High School
Ruston, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Fatoumata Modi
Park Vista Elementary
Opelousas, LA

Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Tricia LeBlanc
Audubon Aquarium
New Orleans, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Elaine Beck
LSU Alexandria
Alexandria, LA
William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

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2005

James Mitchell Robinson
Eunice Junior High
Eunice, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Connie Conner
Reeves High School
Reeves, LA

John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Steve Culivan
Oklahoma State University/NASA Aerospace Education Services Prog
Baton Rouge, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Brenda Nixon
LSU Gordon Cain Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

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2004

Jennifer Williams
Isidore Newman School
New Orleans, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Kathleen Nichols
DeRidder Junior High
DeRidder, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Stacy Thibodeaux
Lafayette High School
Lafayette, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Stearns Rogers

Lake Charles, LA

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Jessica Kastler
LUMCON
Chauvin, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Scott Vetter
Centenary College
Shreveport, LA
William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award

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2003

Laura Lombas
Glendale Elementary
Eunice, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Amy Duplechin
Central Middle School
Eunice, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Sandra Prejean
Vandebilt Catholic High School
Houma, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Linda Ramsey
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Angela Capello
LA Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries
Pineville, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Sondra Bordelon
Morrow Elementary School
Morrow, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Jim Wandersee
LSU
Baton Rouge, LA

William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award



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2002

Lu Lu Martin
South Highlands Elementary
Shreveport, LA
Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Vickie Eserman
Oakshire Elementary School
Houma, LA
Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Denise Pouliot
Gretna Junior High School
Gretna, LA
John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Paul Johnson
Terrebonne Parish School Board
Houma, LA
Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Larry Handley
USGS
Lafayette, LA
Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Cheryl Seals
Franklinton High School
Franklinton, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

Eric Pani
University of Louisiana - Monroe
Monroe, LA

William Craig Outstanding
University Educator Award



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2001

Shannon Lafont
Caldwell Middle School
Schriever, LA

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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2000

Gina Maxwell

Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Jill Saia

Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Marie Tizzard

John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Jean May-Brett

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Gayle Glusman

Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Kelly Riley

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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1999

Wendy DeMers

Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Ann Powell

Outstanding Middle School
Science Teacher of the Year

Tammye Turpin

John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Faimon Roberts

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Mike Boley

Distinguished Informal
Science Education Award

Rita Jones

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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1998

Margaret Wells

Outstanding Elementary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Colleen Fiegel

John Dempsey Outstanding Secondary School
Science Teacher of the Year

Joy Tingle

Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to
Science Education Award

Tonya Rose

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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1997

Pam Elmore

Essie Beck “Rising Star”
Science Education

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