Science Teacher Fellow Award Winner

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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School science teacher and department chairperson Gary Vorwald has been named a 2016 STANYS Fellow by the Science Teachers Association of New York State.

STANYS Fellows are recognized as outstanding classroom teachers who have notably contributed to science education at both the local and state levels. Their leadership and scholarly endeavors are considered noteworthy and inspirational to their peers as this is the most distinguished and highest honor bestowed upon a science teacher by his or her New York State colleagues.

Mr. Vorwald has taught in the district since 1998 and has been an educator for 30 years. During his time in Three Village, he has taught nearly every science course offered at P.J. Gelinas, and is the school’s current department chairperson and lead coach of its award-winning Science Olympiad team. He most recently led the team to earn a 10th place ranking during the 2016 National Science Olympiad competition. In addition to these accolades, Mr. Vorwald was previously named a New York State Master Teacher.