From a Press Release

The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, Leica Microsystems and the South Carolina Association of Biology Teachers, is pleased to present Mrs. Kirstin Bullington with the 2013 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. This honor, given annually since 1961, identifies a teacher from each of the United States, its possessions, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Canada who has made valuable contributions to the profession and to his or her students. Criteria for the award include teaching ability, experience, inventiveness, initiative, inherent teaching strengths and cooperativeness in the school and community.

Bullington is a biology/life science and Biotechnical Engineering teacher at Keenan.  Bullington received her degrees from the University of Evansville and Tulane University.

Bullington served in the Peace Corps in the Togo from 2000-2002.  She taught in New Jersey before moving to South Carolina, where she has taught at Keenan for eight years. She is a Project Lead the Way instructor and is involved as a mentor for the FIRST Robotics team.

Bullington is a 2013 STARS Fellow and recipient of Toshiba America Foundation grant.

A special presentation will be given by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) at its national conference in Atlanta, GA, November 20-23, 2013. In addition to the certificates awarded, Bullington will be presented with a gift certificate from Carolina Biological Supply Company, a microscope from Leica Microsystems, Inc., and a year’s complimentary membership in NABT.

The NABT and the South Carolina Association of Biology Teachers are extremely proud of Bullington, her accomplishments and the news of her award.

“Such accomplishments and awards should make not only Bullington’s school district but the entire state…proud. She is a priceless member of the education community,” OBTA director Michele Powell said.

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