This award is presented to an outstanding elementary science teacher who exhibits the passion for the innovative science teaching that exemplified Cheryl Cowan's teaching career. The Cheryl Cowan Memorial Award is awarded annually by the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.
In addition to the honor of being selected for this prestigious award, HASTI will present a cash award of $100.00, a one-year HASTI membership, and a recognition plaque to the recipient.
Nominees must be full-time certified classroom teachers in a pre-school or elementary classroom in the state of Indiana. The nominee may, but is not required, to be a current HASTI member.
Teachers may self-nominate for this award
HASTI recognizes outstanding Hoosier science educators who are innovators in their classrooms. All recipients will be recognized at the HASTI Annual State Conference at the Awards Banquet in February 2022.
Follow the directions below to ensure that applications are complete.
1. Online Registration
Nominator completes the on-line awards application registration. Nominator provides nominee’s school information, contact information and A short (250 word or less) explanation of why your nominee deserves the award including an example of your nominee’s exemplary science teaching. Nomination Link
Either the nominator or nominee submits the following sections using either Word Document or PDF to the Awards Manager (AwardsManager@hasti.org)
2. Nominee Vita
This section includes the nominee’s brief work history, honors or recognition received, or examples of leadership within profession, professional activities, and publications.
3. Nominee Photo
Include one photo of the nominee. This photo will be used for publicity should the nominee be selected as the awardee.
4. Letters of Recommendation
Two supporting letters from administrator, student or parent, and/or a peer teacher. One of these letters could be written by the nominator. Support letters are limited to one single spaced, typed page.
2014 - Aaron Pickett
2013 - Douglas Hunnings, Becky Mitcheltree
2003 - Jim Dettmer
2001 - Stacy Bell
2000 - Stacey Smith
1998 - Erik Haberkorn
1999 - Julie Hays