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OCS science educators recognized

Jeannine Fernandez accepts her award at the NCSTA conference   Emily Kelly accepts her award at the NCSTA conference

Two Onslow County educators were recently honored by the North Carolina Science Teachers Association.  

Emily Kelly, a teacher at New Bridge Middle, won the 2019 NCSTA District Two Outstanding Middle School Science Teaching Award, and Jeannine Fernandez, a teacher at Richlands Elementary, won the District Two Outstanding Elementary School Science Teaching Award.  

NCSTA District Outstanding Science Teacher awards are presented to recognize excellence in science teaching in North Carolina, to teachers who exemplify excellent, creative, and innovative teaching of science. This honor is determined by other science educators and serves as recognition of the recipients’ professional excellence and contributions to science teaching and learning.  

Kristie Waller, a teacher at Hunters Creek Elementary, had wonderful things to say about Fernandez, saying she “is an excellent teacher and a great asset to science in Onslow County.” 

Julie Baile, a fellow NBMS science teacher, said that Kelly “sets the bar high through her dedication and hard work, consistently fostering caring relationships with her students and excelling in producing excellent work.” 

Kelly and Fernandez were both recognized and presented with their awards at the annual NCSTA conference on Thursday, Nov. 14 in Winston-Salem.  

Congratulations and thank you for your contributions to science at OCS!