Chaminade Julienne is proud to recognize great teachers in the STEM fields with the Big Hoopla STEM Teacher of the Year award. The award is in recognition a current K-8 educator’s efforts and contributions in the STEM fields in the Dayton region.
Dee Van Brackel, a K-5 STEM teacher at Stephen Bell Elementary and Bell Creek Intermediate schools in Bellbrook, was the inaugural recipient of the award in 2018. Beth Allaire, a STEM teacher at Bishop Leibold Elementary School in Miami Township, was the recipient in 2019.
Nominations should be for a current teacher who is exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and teaches a STEM subject in a Dayton region school (K-8 in a public - including charter - or private school). Former or present students, parents, administrators and co-workers can submit an application on behalf of a teacher.
The recipient of the award will receive:
- A $1,000 grant from the Local Organizing Committee and Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School to be used to improve STEM learning in the classroom
- An official Big Hoopla STEM Teacher of the Year plaque awarded at the Big Hoopla STEM Challenge
- 50 Upper Arena tickets for all First Four March Madness games to be shared by the teacher with his or her students and families
- 4 Hoopla Central VIP Passes for one evening
Save the Date
The Big Hoopla STEM Challenge, being held at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, will be on Sunday, March 15. Check-in and registration for this free event begins at 12 p.m. with opening ceremonies starting at 1 p.m. Along with basketball challenges there will be STEM themed exhibits and activities. Students will enjoy free pizza, hoopla t-shirts and chances to win prizes including First Four Tickets. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be completed on the Big Hoopla website, found here.
Posted January 1, 2020