Photo: Excellent teacher

Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007

Jennifer Thompson, Gastineau Elementary School science teacher, was recently awarded the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President George W. Bush. Students in Thompson's classroom enjoy her life science unit, because they investigate classroom pets and wildlife, including salmon, bears, deer and porcupines outside their classroom. Thompson received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

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