A West Delaware High School instructor has been honored for her teaching skills. Science teacher Marcia Powell (pictured on the left) has been named a state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Powell was recognized on the state level in Ames last week. Her application has also been submitted to the national selection committee, who will decide the national honorees this spring. Powell says the honor is nice, but she’s more excited about what opportunities it will bring.
Powell says science is something she’s always been interested in – and she tries to teach her students about science in a real context.
More than 42-hundred teachers have been recognized since Congress established the program in 1983.