Kohler High School science teacher Dr. Mary Eldridge was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) with the Frank Zuerner New Science Teacher Scholarship.
This award is given to a first, second or third year teacher who demonstrates outstanding potential for teaching and leadership in Science education. WSST recognizes teachers of science annually for their achievements.
Dr. Eldridge has been teaching six classes, including AP Biology, Honors Biology, Biology, and Physical Science for Kohler High School since September 2017. Dr. Eldridge has a background in research both as a practicing physician as well as in her post doctoral work. Her positive demeanor and ability to think outside the box translates to a classroom environment that is hands on. Her students incorporate scientific literacy skills while conducting research on Zebrafish and participating in a mock crime scene investigation. All students, of all abilities are embraced and encouraged to reach their potential.
Dr. Eldridge is already an integral part of her school community. She has created and coaches a Science Olympiad Team, and is working to create a HOSA Club and a First Robotics Lego Team. Her real life experiences make student learning authentic.
WSST once again congratulates and thanks Dr. Mary Eldridge for her dedication to science education in Wisconsin.