PCSSD elementary teacher recognized 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) announced the recipients of its 2022 Awards program, which honors K–12 teachers, principals, professors and other science education professionals for their outstanding work and achievement in science education. 

Christal Scott

Crystal Hill Elementary science teacher, Christal Scott, is being recognized by NSTA with a Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award, sponsored by Shell.

“I have always been intrigued by science, with a passion for science extending from grade school to the present,” Scott said. “Science was the first subject I truly fell in love with. My school, team, community, and especially my students are an essential part of my love for teaching. I appreciate NSTA for helping me to serve them effectively. With this award, I will develop and improve my own instruction to improve my lessons, the motivation of my students and my learning community.”

“Ms. Scott is only two years into her teaching career and is already making a significant impact on the lives of young people,” said Crystal Hill Elementary Principal Mrs. Stacy Bottoms. “She epitomizes professionalism, dedication, and true care and concern for her students. I can’t wait to watch her reach her goals as an outstanding leader in our profession.”

Awardees were recognized during a special evening celebration on April 1 during the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Houston, Texas.

NSTA encourages science educators to apply for its 2023 NSTA Awards. For information, visit nsta.org/awards-and-recognition-program.