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Irene C. Heller Annual Award Presented to the Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher in the Cleveland Section

The Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society annually sponsors an award to recognize an outstanding high school chemistry teacher in the Cleveland Section. The award consists of an honorarium of $1,000 and a framed certificate. The award is named for Irene Heller of North Olmsted High School in recognition of her contributions as an outstanding high school chemistry teacher and her service to the Cleveland Section.

Recognizing outstanding high school chemistry teaching

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  Irene C. Heller Award Presented to an Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher by the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society

The Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society annually sponsors an award to recognize an outstanding high school chemistry teacher in the Cleveland Section. The award consists of an honorarium of $1,000 and a framed certificate. The award is named for Irene Heller of North Olmsted High School in recognition of her contributions as an outstanding high school chemistry teacher and her service to the Cleveland Section. Nominations for the award should be presented to Jeff Mathys 11535 Cherokee Street, Brecksville Ohio 44141 by close of business Friday, March 7, 2014. The nominations should consist of information on the candidate's education, professional experience and activities, awards and honors, offices held and specifics on significant contributions. The letter of nomination should highlight these significant contributions. Seconding letters are suggested. A detailed curriculum vita of the candidate may also be included. Nominations should be sponsored by at least one member of the Cleveland Section. If you do not know a local section ACS member willing to serve as Champion for your candidate, contact Jeff Mathys and he will provide one for you. The Cleveland Section is geographically confined to the counties of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Huron, and Erie.  Electronic nominations using Word or PDF Files mailed to jamathys.family@gmail.com will be greatly appreciated. Jeff Mathys may be contacted at 440-812-9666 during business hours for assistance with submissions.

The award will be presented at the April, 2014 meeting of the Cleveland Section.

Nomination checklist

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Winner

Dr. Russ Maurer hawken Upper School.

The award will bepresented at the April 2014 meeting of the Cleveland Section.
About Irene C. Heller:

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    Irene Heller taught chemistry at North Olmsted High School from 1967 until her untimely death in 1996. Born in Cleveland in 1944, she graduated from the university of Toledo with degrees in Chemistry and Education. Irene hosted the local Chemistry Olympiad annually at North Olmsted High School from 1985 through 1995. Recognized for her work with the North Olmsted Outstanding Chemistry Teacher award in 1986 and in 1995 with the most Influential Teacher award, Irene was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers, in Who's Who Among American Teachers, and a member of the Energy Education Advisory Council for CEI. She was active in the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society, in the High School Affairs committee, and served as Secretary for the Section in 1995 and 1996. In 1993, as part of the Centennial Celebration of the Cleveland Section, Irene was awarded the Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award. In 1996, after her death, the Executive Committee of the Section approved an annual award in her memory.

Previous winners

Irene C. Heller, North Olmsted High School, 1993
Fen Lewis, Strongsville High School, 1997
Elizabeth Dabrowski, Magnificat High School, 1998
Jesse Bernstein, Hawken School, 1999
Judith Lachvayder, Parma Senior High School, 2000
Lois Kuhns, Chardon High School, 2001
Sean McGuan, Riverside High School, Lake County, 2002
Olga Gueits, Lincoln West High School, 2003
Marylin Rohr, Chardon High School, 2005
Roger Storm, Fairview Park High School, 2006
John P. Davis, Kenston High School, 2007
Kristin J. Gregory,West Geauga High School, 2008
Lori Koss,Magnificat High School, 2009
Christine Deighan, Chagrin Falls High School, 2010
Nikki Anderson, Vermillion High School, 2011

 
 
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