2016 Loeb Prize Winner
CENTRAL VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WINS 2016 LOEB PRIZE
The 2016 Loeb Prize Ceremony was held on May 17th, 2016. First place went to Jason McClelland of Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. Ashley McMichael of Gateway STEM High School won second place. The runners-up were Bethany Feucht of Signal Hill School District, Ginger Johnson of O’Fallon Township High School, and Dr. Kelly Taylor of Carnahan High school.
Congratulations to Jason and all the other Loeb Prize winners! And thank you to all the nominated teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students every day.
The Loeb Prize, established in 1996 and endowed in 2002 by the Loebs’ gift, honors effective teaching as a central component of quality education. It is one way in which the Loebs and the Science Center demonstrate their commitment to teaching professionals and to elevating public appreciation for teachers’ efforts.
“All of our finalists this year demonstrated expertise in their subject areas, innovative teaching styles including the use of technology, and their personal commitment to the overall well-being of their students,” said Mrs. Loeb. “I am grateful for the opportunity to recognize these teachers for the work they do to enable their students to become the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) leaders of tomorrow.”