Penn Elementary School teacher earns PWCS Excellence in Science Teaching Award
Posted on 06/13/2018
Penn Elementary teacher and administrator with students

Prince William County Public Schools has named LoriAnn Pawlik, fifth-grade teacher from Penn Elementary School, as the winner of the Excellence in Science Teaching Award.

According to Julia Renberg, supervisor of science and family life education, in the nomination, Pawlik was applauded for her passion for science and student learning.

“As the STEAM teacher, she engages and inspires students to be explorers, global citizens, and stewards of the Earth,” her nominator shared.

Renberg, Penn Elementary School Principal Dr. Elliot Bolles, and Assistant Principal Margaret Simpson surprised Pawlik with the award while her fifth-grade class was video conferencing with a marine biologist from New York.

"Congratulations to all 2018 nominees,” Renberg said. “We appreciate your commitment to excellence in science education and your exemplary work on behalf of all of our students.”

The following teachers were nominated by their colleagues this year:

Sharon Bicey, Rippon Middle School
Sarah Cureton, Patriot High School
Dawn Elmes, Bel Air Elementary School
Amira Elsiah, Freedom High School
Christen Hovan, Cedar Point Elementary School
Teresa Keener, Marsteller Middle School
Fred Kourmadas, Brentsville District High School
Kathy Lamont, Antietam Elementary School
Kelly Mallon, Gainesville Middle School
Cheryl Mills, Graham Park Middle School
Beth Sloane, Sudley Elementary School
Tamara Schmitt, Marsteller Middle School
Alicia Strahan, Rosa Parks Elementary School
Cassi Weathersbee, Patriot High School
Kurt Wellington, Beville Middle School