Paul Orbe, a science teacher at the Academy for Enrichment and Advancement in Union City, has been named one of the 2017 National Teacher Award winners by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

The awards program honors K-12 teachers, principals, professors and other science education professionals for their outstanding work and achievement in science education. The awards were presented at a special banquet and ceremony on March 31 at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Los Angeles, Calif.

“These teachers and science education professionals have shown tremendous dedication and commitment to their students and to science education,” noted NSTA President Mary Gromko. “We are so proud to honor them as they help to inspire the next generation of informed citizens, scientists, engineers, and innovators who can embrace all that science can offer.”

NSTA encourages science educators to apply for its 2018 NSTA Teacher Awards. For information, visit

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