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DSHS Science Teacher is Finalist for Teaching Award

September 29, 2020

Alissa Nevin Dripping Springs High School science teacher Alissa Nevin is one of four finalists for the Teaching Excellence Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin. The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes Austin area high school teachers who have demonstrated instructional expertise, classroom innovation and the ability to cultivate students' ability to think critically, who expland their own knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences, and who share their own classroom success for the benefit of their colleagues.

The winning teacher, which will be announced in October, will receive an award of $2,500 and the winner's school will be presented with $500 to be spent for a project at the direction of the winner.

Ms. Nevin is in her 19th year on the faculty at DSHS. This year she is teaching AP Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, and is the instructional coach for the Science Department. Ms. Nevin earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Austin College, receiving her B.A. in Chemistry and her M.A. in Teaching.

Other finalists represent Pflugerville High School, Bowie High School, and Elgin High School. This award was initiated in 2018. Since its founding in 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society has recognized and celebrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.