Ms. Hannah Nandor has been chosen as the ACS Division of Chemical Education 2021 Midwest Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching in Memory of John E. Bauman, Jr. The committee described Ms. Nandor's efforts to educate her students and promote the learning of chemistry as exceptional. We are grateful for her teaching and her co-curricula efforts. Her work in integrating Standards Referenced Grading in her courses was particularly commendable.
Each region (10 regions) gives the award in honor of someone from that region. In the Midwest, it’s in honor of Dr. John E. Bauman Jr, who was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Missouri. Summer workshops for high school chemistry teachers were one of his specialties.
Hannah Nandor is a chemistry teacher at Muriel Williams Battle High School in Columbia, Missouri. Mrs. Nandor graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Chemistry in 2012. While at Truman, she was an active member of both American Chemical Society and Alpha Chi Sigma. Mrs. Nandor earned her Master of Arts in Secondary Science Education in 2013. She started working for Columbia Public Schools in August 2013 as one of the teachers to open Columbia’s newest high school, Battle High School. In 2018, she earned her National Board Certification in Chemistry for Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Mrs. Nandor continues to teach at Battle High School in Columbia, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.
Congratulations, Ms. Nandor!
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