2014 INSPIRE Award winner Tammy Bradley

Lexmark recently honored Tammy Bradley, a science teacher at Collins Lane Elementary School in Frankfort, Kentucky, with INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award.

The program recognizes outstanding Central Kentucky area elementary, middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.

inspire awardTammy Bradley is focused on building critical thinking skills in her science students. She challenges her students to solve problems through research and experiment, and then explain the thinking behind their answers. During a recent lesson on earthworms, Bradley’s students studied the digestive tract and body structure of live earthworms, and predicted, observed and tracked data.

Lexmark representatives presented Bradley with a $1,000 award in front of peers and students at Collins Lane Elementary School, to be used to promote STEM education in her classroom.

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About INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award

Lexmark launched INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award in 2011 to highlight and salute exceptional middle and high school teachers who teach science, technology, engineering and/or math in designated Central Kentucky counties. In 2013 the program was expanded to include elementary school teachers.

In order to be eligible for the INSPIRE Award, a teacher must receive an online nomination as well as one reference letter from students, colleagues, parents, school administrators or community leaders. Eligible nominees must teach in one of the following Central Kentucky counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott and Woodford.

Learn more about INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award.

Nominate a teacher for INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award.