The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) named Mableton Elementary School teacher Alana Davis the 2017 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year.
Davis, who has been teaching for six years, serves as an instructional specialist at Mableton Elementary.
The Science Teacher of Year award recognizes ongoing excellence in science education and the commitment to its improvement. GSTA also presented Davis with a $1,500 check as part of her Teacher of the Year recognition.
According to a press release from the GSTA, Davis “strives for excellence in all that she does. She is not only a great leader in the classroom but has also become a great leader for other teachers, and in her community.”
Prior to the GSTA award, the Department of Defense’s STARBASE Foundation chose Davis to pilot an aerospace engineering program during the 2014-2015 academic year. During the pilot program, she developed and modeled an aerospace engineering curriculum, which is being used at Mableton Elementary and other schools in the Cobb County School District and throughout metro-Atlanta.
Outside the classroom, Davis has presented at numerous district, state and national conferences on effective science instruction on the elementary level.