There are many reasons why we’re so proud of our Spangler Science Ambassadors. Our all-star line-up includes National Board Certified teachers, Teachers of the Year, two recipients of the Presidential Award and one teacher who won a free drink at Jamba Juice (oh, that was me). Stacey Shapiro brings home more honors as the recipient of the H-E-B Excellence in Education award. Stacey is a first grade teacher at Zilker Elementary in Austin, Texas and is a 10-year veteran in the classroom. As part of the H-E-B Award Zilker Elementary was awarded a $10,000 grant, which both Stacey and Principal Bren McCullar hope will go toward science and technology in the classroom. Stacey was one of just 10 grand-prize winners chosen from a pool of over 4,500 nominees, making the H-E-B Award one of the most competitive for educational excellence.

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  1. Stacey
    Stacey says:

    Hi Steve,
    Thank you so much for blogging about my HEB award. It still seems so surreal! During my interview I talked on and on about being a Steve Spangler Science Ambassador. I was actually just logging on to purchase science materials to replenish my supply. This week another teacher and I ran a summer science camp for students entering 1st & 2nd grade at our school. This was the first year that we did it and we had 20 eager scientists! Each day I implemented the experiments I learned from you. Our themes included color science, all about air, polymers, energy & magnetism, and mystery science. Everything went so well and we had such positive feedback from both the parents and the students. One parent asked when we were going to do a camp for the parents! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful ideas! –Stacey

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