NDA Science Teacher Receives UC Sigma Xi Award

NDA biology teacher Joe Gray has been awarded the 2014 University of Cincinnati Sigma Xi outstanding high school teacher award in science/math.  This award honors an outstanding high school science or math teacher who is responsible for instilling in students an excitement about the sciences and technology. 

Mr. Gray is committed to student engagement in the classroom and first-hand experience of our natural world.  Mr. Gray’s lessons always involve hands-on applications in the lab and using outdoor activities. Furthermore, he has developed several blended and flipped classroom experiences that are well received by his students.  Mr. Gray has always been one of the teacher leaders in using technology in the classroom at NDA.  He was one of the first to use an online textbook and utilize a blog and webpage to communicate with students and share content in innovative and engaging ways. 

“We are truly blessed to have such an accomplished faculty member in our Science Department at NDA,” said Notre Dame Academy Principal Dr. Laura Koehl. “Mr. Gray’s dedication to his students and his work as a science teacher as well as his collaboration with other science educators in the area is to be commended.”