Oklahoma Science Teacher of the Year!

Mendy Shepard has been named Oklahoma Science Teacher of the Year for Elementary by the Oklahomateacher standing in middle with two students holding science projects Science Teachers Association. Mendy is a fourth-grade science and math teacher at Heritage Elementary School. She has taught for thirteen years in Oklahoma and Texas. Mendy loves integrating science and math activities to engage students in real-world learning activities. Her students designed her a new earthquake-resistant home, built rigs that could hold substantial weight and authored their own Who Would Win books, competitions between animals who don’t normally meet in real life.

teacher in red floral dress holding award for science teacher of the yearThe Oklahoma Science Teachers Association (OSTA) is the affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). OSTA is dedicated to addressing the interests and concerns of Oklahoma science educators, and to promoting high-quality science education for Oklahoma’s students, including developing students’ interest and expertise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).