Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching

  • $51,500 awarded to schoolteachers in 2020!

    What's at Stake in 2021?

    Each year, TMA's Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching recognizes and rewards schoolteachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. These teachers share their energy and enthusiasm for science with their students every day; thereby sparking students' interest in science. In light of COVID-19, the award amount decision has been delayed until further notice; however, TMA is now accepting nominations and self-nominations for 2021.

     

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  • Celebrate Great Science Teachers

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    Who's eligible? 

    • Texas full-time public and private school science teachers with a minimum or two years' completed classroom experience.
    • Teachers must be returning to teach in a Texas classroom during the 2021-22 school year. 
    • All areas of science are welcome.

    Check back to send us your nominees for outstanding science teachers or self-nominate this summer.

    Are you a science teacher? We want to hear from you. Please take this short survey, click here.

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  • TMA Honors Excellence in Science Teaching

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    TMA continues to receive an outstanding number of nominations and applications for this distinguished award program. The Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching receives more than 300 nominations and 150 applications annually.

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  • Recognizing Excellence

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    These awards were created in 1990 to honor elementary, middle, and high school teachers who share their energy and enthusiasm for science through creative and innovative methods to cultivate student interest in medicine and science.

    2019 First-Place Recipients pictured left to right: Richard Embrick, Kaneice Washington, Sarah Butler, Dr. Ernest Butler, and Andrew Brinker. The opportunity to take group pictures with the 2020 winners was missed due to COVID-19.

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