NanoSonic’s STEM Teacher, Diana Blanton, Nominated For PAEMST Award
Diana has been a teacher in Giles County Public Schools for 15 years. She teaches Biology-1, Applied Biology-1, and Anatomy & Physiology at Giles High School, and serves as the Chair of the Science Department. She also sponsors the National Honor Society and is head coach for her school’s Mountain Academic Conference Competition team, MACC. Diana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory & Henry College in 1998 and a Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction from Radford University in 2001. In 2010-11, she was awarded Giles County Teacher of the Year and was also selected Region 7 Virginia Teacher of the Year.
The PAEMST Awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,300 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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