CHS Educator Named 2016 Texas Outstanding Earth Science Teacher

Oct 06, 2016

Centennial High School teacher Sabrina Ewald has been named the 2016 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher for the state of Texas by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

The award is given for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level.

Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of earth science content with their students is eligible. Ewald teaches Earth and Space Science/AP Environmental Science at Centennial.

The program was adopted by NAGT in 1971 to identify excellence in teaching, recognize and reward excellence in teaching, stimulate higher levels of teaching performance, establish NAGT as a strong support organization for pre-college education and build a solid state, regional, and national liaison with administrators of pre-college earth science education.

The award comes with a plaque and $500 for classroom improvement, as well as complementary memberships to several professional organizations and subscriptions to earth science publications.

Mrs. Ewald was nominated for the award by CHS Science Instructional Coach Lisa Barton.

She has been an earth science teacher for the past 16 years and helps write Frisco ISD Earth and Space Science curriculum. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Louisiana Tech University.

“Sabrina wants students to relate to the content, so she finds ways to prove how what they are learning has meaning in their daily lives,” the NAGT website states. “Loving new adventures, she finds teacher field experiences which provide exciting new class activities and materials.

“Sabrina loves hearing from former students and how they have applied the knowledge they gained in her classes. She strives to continue inspiring students to be inquisitive and appreciative of the world around them.”