Randolph College looking to honor local science teacher

One winner will receive $2,500 to help teacher, school department succeed

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Calling all science teachers. 

Randolph College wants to honor a local science teacher in Central Virginia who is showing excellence and providing inspirational guidance to students in the classroom. 

Next year, organizers want to give one winner $2,500 to help the teacher and school department succeed. 

Organizers say there's a shortage of science teachers and they hope the reward will inspire teachers to keep going.

"It's a start in recognizing teachers and bringing them to the forefront and giving them incentive to continue doing the great work that they do," said Peter Sheldon, a professor of physics and engineering at Randolph.

Nominate a local science teacher and find out more about Randolph College Science Festival's Regional Science Teaching Award at http://randolphscience.org/scifeststar/.