The St. Louis Public School District has awarded the 2012 Secondary Science Teacher of the Year Award to Mr. Jeremy Resmann, a Biology/Biomedical Science teacher from Soldan International Studies High School.
“We have worked together for years on various projects such as writing A+ (plus) lesson plans and biology high school benchmarks, rearranging the biology scope and sequence (which included months of heated discussions among teachers), back to school professional development (PD), school based PD, after school PD, and any other PD you can think of in which you facilitated, co-facilitated or just out right supported me in facilitating,” wrote Gwendolyn Randolph, one of the district’s Science Curriculum Specialists, in a congratulatory note.
An educator with the district since 2007, Mr. Resmann has taught Physical Science, Biology, Honors Biology, and 9th and 10th grade Biomedical Sciences courses for Project Lead the Way students.
“I incorporate H. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory into my daily instruction. With this fundamental belief and the nature of inquiry-based science instruction, I am able to provide my students with a strong array of hands-on, investigative learning experiences that stimulate problem-solving and finding conclusions based on logic and careful observation,” said Resmann.
To become the 2012 Secondary Science Teacher of the Year, applicants were asked to explain their philosophy and approach to teaching; be recommended by a principal and a professional colleague; and complete an interview process with a panel of retired educators.
“Mr. Resmann is a very hard-working, organized and highly creative teacher who uses a variety of effective strategies that intertwines these diverse components to attain student achievement in these areas: reading and writing literacy, scientific research skills, student motivation, and more,” said Alice Manus, Assistant Principal at Soldan I.S. High School, who recommended Rench for the award.
As the 2012 Secondary Science Teacher of the Year, Jeremy Resmann was honored with an awards reception and presented with a $1,000 award from the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation. In addition, he was presented with a trophy, a plaque, and a $500 award for classroom supplies and/or professional development through the Parsons Blewett Memorial Fund.