We're proud to announce the 2011 winners of the Chevrolet GREEN Educator Award! Each award winner has shared their best practices, their most valued resources, and other key pieces of their teaching strategy! Click on the profile pages to learn more and be inspired by these truly remarkable educators.

And if these educators remind you of yourself or another amazing educator you know, please use the nomination form to let us know. Nominations for 2012 are now open!

  Bev Balash
Department Team Leader Science
Bluffton-Harrison Middle School
Bluffton, IN
  Don Hammond
Science Teacher
Beecher High School
Mt. Morris, MI
  Vaughn Smith
Environmental Science Teacher
Muir Middle School
Milford, MI
  Cindy Tishue
Science & Language Arts Teacher
Discovery School
Mansfield, OH
  Terry Wilson
Professor and Director - Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
  Nora McDevitt
Science Teacher
Volney Rogers Middle School
Youngstown, OH
  Diana Johns
Science Teacher
Crestwood High School
Dearborn Heights, MI
  Phillip Kinstley
Science Teacher
Jackson Middle School
Grand Prairie, TX
  Tim Larrabee
Associate Professor of Science Education
Oakland University
Rochester, MI
  Jamie Paige
Stormwater Management Coordinator
City of Wentzville, MO
Wentzville, MO
  Nita Gonzales
Escuela Tlatelolco School
Denver, CO
  Laura Lienk
Co-director of the Watershed Institute at California State University Monterey Bay
Cal State University Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay, CA
  Les Pace
Pace Applied Technologies
Tulsa, OK
  Bob Thomson
Science Teacher
Sanborn Elementary School
Ossineke, MI
  Pam Wallentiny
Developmental English Teacher & Retention Specialist
Howard Community College
Columbia, MD
  Teddy Dillingham
River Legacy Living Science Center
Arlington, TX
  Kristen Golomb
Coordinator of Science Programming
Propel Schools
Pittsburgh, PA
  Fulece Hughes
Science Teacher
Northwest Middle School
Kansas City, KS
  William Nieter
Director of the Environmental Studies Program and Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John's University
New York, NY
  Scott Steensma
Environmental Science teacher
Onaway High School
Onaway, MI
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