Alumnus, Adjunct Instructor Named Outstanding High School Physics Teacher

UNC alumnus and adjunct faculty member Zachary Armstrong, has been named a 2017 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition. Armstrong, a physics teacher at Greeley West High School since 2008, is among nine awardees nationwide who were nominated by the member institution from which they graduated or received their teaching credentials.

Armstrong received his bachelor's degree in Physics with a secondary teaching emphasis in 2007 and his master's degrees in Science Education with a K-12 teaching emphasis in 2012.

The newly established PhysTEC award program highlights the significant classroom impact of recent graduates from strong physics teacher preparation programs who bring their love of physics to a new generation by encouraging higher enrollments, supporting extracurricular activities and actively participating in the physics and physics education communities.

Supported by the National Science Foundation in a partnership between the American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers, PhysTEC confronts the ongoing severe shortage of qualified U.S. physical science teachers by facilitating the development of physics teacher education programs into national models and disseminating best practices.

For more information, please visit: http://www.phystec.org/toty/

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