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/.