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Awards and Accolades

August 2020

congratulations to Chris Speck - Recipient of an APS Education Foundation Horizon STEM Award!

APS education foundationGrey Wolf science instructor extraordinaire, Mr. Chris Speck, was recently granted an APS Education Foundation Horizon STEM Award for his project, Middle School Inquiry Based Biochemistry.

The award is in the amount of $1,254.00 funded through the district's Title IV program, which provides grants to instructors across Albuquerque to help increase student learning and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  These awards are so important for schools to provide relevant STEM materials for project-based learning activities, especially as school's have moved to a remote learning model and students may be asked to work on projects at home.

Way to go, Mr. Speck!

june 2020

Intel 40 for 40 Grant
Congratulations to Chris Speck - Recipient of Intel New Mexico's 40 for 40 Grant!

Garfield STEM Magnet science teacher, Chris Speck, was one of 40 educators across our state to be awarded with Intel New Mexico's 40 for 40 Grant!  Together with the Rio Rancho Community Foundation and in celebration of Intel Rio Rancho's fortieth anniversary, these grants support educators with up to $2,500 to boost efforts in STEM discovery and development with youth around the state.  Congratulations, Mr. Speck!

june 2020

2020 Leadership Award
Congratulations to Petty Officer McDaniel - Instructor of the Year!

Petty Office Joe 'Doc' McDaniel was awarded this year's APS Middle School Instructor of the Year due to his valuable efforts to expanding and promoting the Leadership program across the district.

According to his superior, Petty Officer McDaniel has "brought up the standards and expectation within his program" and across the district.  "His dedication, compassion, and enthusiasm has no equal.  He continually helps mentor instructors to understand materials and overcome shortfalls."

Thank you, Petty Officer McDaniel, for your continued service to our school community and Albuquerque Public Schools!

May 2020

STEMY 2020
Congratulations to Chaushie Forster - STEMY Winner!

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Tech Engagement Office announced that our very own Project Lead The Way and robotics coordinator, Chaushie Forster, was a winner of the 2020 Excellence in STEM Awards!