A Mobile County science teacher received the nation’s highest teaching honor at White House ceremony on Wednesday.
Chasity Collier, who teaches at Dawes Intermediate in Mobile, was presented the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science teaching. She also received a signed citation from President Donald Trump along a $10,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Collier isn’t a stranger to the teaching limelight. She was Alabama Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. She was among 104 recipients of the coveted award this year.
“We are very proud of Mrs. Collier as she represents the wonderful teachers of Mobile County Public Schools and the fantastic teaching that takes place in our classrooms every day,” school system spokeswoman Rena Philips said. “She makes science come alive in her classroom every day, and her students love her and love science as a result.”