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Lorraine (Cummings) Perez
Currently serve as ASTA (Alabama Science Teachers Association) District 1 Director and virtual judge for the Toshiba NSTA Exploravision contest. Teacher at Russellville High School 20+ years. University of North Alabama graduate with BSEd in Biology & Geology, Masters in Biology. Currently teach AP Biology & ACCESS online. Former adjunct professor at Northwest Shoals Community College, science club sponsor for 20+ years, recycling coordinator, department chair 20 years. Anatomy & physiology & zoology teacher 18 years.
2017 Distinguished Mentor Teacher by the University of North Alabama, 2017 Outstanding High School Science Teacher, 2016-17 PBS Digital Innovator for PBS Learning Media, a 2013, 2016 & 2017 State Semifinalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, 2015 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Assoc. of Biology Teachers, 2015 & 2013 Superintendents Meritorious Award, 2014 - 17 Birdsleuth Ambassador for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology , 2014-16 eCybermission Judge for the Army National STEM Competition, Siemens STEM Institute Featured Teacher of the Month in January 2014, One of fifty teachers in the Nation to travel to Silver Spring, Maryland at Discovery Channel Headquarters as a 2013 Siemens Stem Fellow, Participated in the HudsonAlpha biotechnology teacher program in the 2013 Genetic Technologies for Alabama Classrooms (GTAC) Fellow, One of 40 teachers in the Nation to participate in the FDA’s food program in Washington, DC in the 2013 FDA Professional Development Program in Food Science.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, yoga, reading, Rodan + Fields and watching Bama football. My superpower is rescuing and fostering animals!!
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