MOUNT OLIVET, Kentucky, May 17, 2018. - The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) Kentucky State Winner is Cayeann Cowan, 6-12 grade science teacher at Robertson County School.
The annual award is for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level."
The Central Section Committee of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers was particularly impressed with Ms. Cowan's ability to create and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage all learning styles, and her compassionate, enthusiastic way of teaching earth science to many grade levels and student abilities.
NAGT was established in 1938 with the goal to improve geoscience education, emphasize the relevance and cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge to educators and the general public. The competitive Outstanding Earth Science Teaching Award program was established in 1971 to identify, recognize and reward excellence in teaching. The NAGT commends Cayeann Cowan on her dedication to her students and instilling in them a passion for lifelong learning.