PVHS Teacher Named Arizona Outstanding Biology Teacher
PVSchools is thrilled to announce that Amanda Cherry, a science teacher in the Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) program at Paradise Valley High School, was named the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) 2022 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year for Arizona!
“Every day, my students ask, ‘What are we doing today? My answer is always, SCIENCE!’ It is very humbling to be recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers as an exemplary biology teacher in Arizona. I am lucky to have several mentor teachers across the state in various content areas and CTE who have helped me grow as an educator and scientist each year,” said Cherry.
The Outstanding Biology Teacher Award program recognizes an outstanding biology educator (grades 7-12 only) in 50 states; Washington, D.C.; Canada; Puerto Rico; and overseas territories. Candidates for this award do not have to be NABT members, but they must have at least three years of public, private, or parochial school teaching experience.
Cherry looks forward to receiving her award this summer and being recognized at the 2022 NABT Professional Development Conference in Indianapolis in November 2022. She was nominated for the award by her CREST Bioscience colleague, Michelle Landreville.
Earlier this school year, Cherry received the 2021 High School Science Teacher of the Year award presented by the Arizona Science Teachers Association.