APA TOPSS announces Excellence in Teaching Award winners

The 2012 TOPSS Teaching Awards recognize outstanding high school teachers

The APA TOPSS Committee and the APA Education Directorate congratulate Laura Brandt of Grayslake Central High School in Grayslake, Ill.; Kimberly Patterson of Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla.; and Maria Vita of Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pa., recipients of the 2012 APA TOPSS Excellence in Teaching Awards. The annual Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize outstanding psychology teachers.

The award recipients each received a framed certificate, an engraved award, cash prize of $500, a copy of the High School Psychology Video Toolkit DVD and a free TOPSS membership renewal for the 2013 membership year. The Video Toolkit DVD was generously donated by Worth Publishers.

An interview with the three winners will be published in PTN this fall, and an APA press release on the 2012 winners is available online. The call for nominations for the 2013 APA TOPSS Excellence in Teaching Awards will be released later this year.

Congratulations to Laura Brandt, Kimberly Patterson and Maria Vita (pictured below from left to right).

Laura Brandt  Kimberly Patterson  Maria Vita