Lexmark recently honored Brian Radcliffe, a science teacher at Lexington Universal Academy in Lexington, 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.
Radcliffe goes beyond the limits of the education standards of “teaching to the test” to foster a deep understanding of science through labs and hands-on lessons. He also volunteers his time as an academic team coach and has served as the floor director for the Fayette County Public Schools district science and engineering fair for many years.
Lexmark representatives presented Radcliffe with a $1,000 award in front of peers and students at Lexington Universal Academy, in Lexington, Ky., to be used to promote STEM education in his classroom.
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. Nominations can be made on the INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award page on Lexmark.com.