Cleveland High School Science Teacher Awarded The Presidential Award For Excellence In Mathematics And Science Teaching

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Cleveland High School science teacher, Dr. Jeannie Long, has been awarded The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. 

This award represents the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government for K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching. This Program authorizes the president to bestow up to 108 awards each year. Awardees are selected from schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Officials said, "Congratulations to our Cleveland High School science teacher, Dr. Jeannie Long, for receiving this prestigious award. Billie “Jeannie” Long has been a science educator
for 21 years and has spent the past 20 years teaching biology, aquatic biology, and AP
environmental science to ninth-12th grade students at Cleveland High School. She also
serves as an adjunct instructor at Cleveland State Community College, teaching dual
enrollment biology and environmental science at Cleveland High.

"Jeannie’s commitment to providing opportunities for students to engage in
extracurricular science activities has resulted in her serving as a Science Olympiad
coach, Environmental Club sponsor, and a science National Honor Society sponsor at
her school.

"Jeannie empowers her students to protect freshwater resources in Tennessee,
while engaging in environmental field research. She developed an ongoing project
focusing on Mouse Creek, a local stream. This project allows students to work with
community leaders and local biologists to monitor and protect this stream ecosystem.
Students in her Aquatic Biology Scientific Research class have designed and conducted
original scientific research and have been invited to present their research at state and
national level junior science symposia.

"Jeannie served on the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Board for seven years
and has presented sessions on engaging students in scientific research at education
conferences. She served on a team that wrote our current Tennessee science standards
and developed training for the biology I course. Jeannie earned a B.A. in psychology, a
B.S. in Secondary Natural Science: Biology, and a M.S. in Environmental Science, all
from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned a Ph.D. in science
education with the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at the 
University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Jeannie is National Board Certified in Adolescence
and Young Adulthood Science: Biology."

Each awardee receives a certificate signed by President Trump and a $10,000 award
from the National Science Foundation. Awardees will also travel to Washington, D.C.,
for an awards ceremony at a future date.


McCallie National Merit Scholarship Commended Students Named

CSCC Holds 5th Annual Community First Awards Premier Online Thursday

TDOE Releases 2019-20 Graduation Rate Data


Seven McCallie School seniors were recognized as Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. They join four other students who were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. ... (click for more)

The Cleveland State Community College Foundation’s Fifth Annual Community First Awards will premier Thursday at 4 p.m. Each year, the college recognizes leaders, young and old, across its five ... (click for more)

This week, the Tennessee Department of Education released the graduation rate for the 2019-20 school year. Of the 2019-20 cohort, over a third of districts improved their graduation rates and ... (click for more)



Student Scene

McCallie National Merit Scholarship Commended Students Named

Seven McCallie School seniors were recognized as Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. They join four other students who were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. The Commended Scholars placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students nationwide who entered the 2021 scholastic competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National ... (click for more)

CSCC Holds 5th Annual Community First Awards Premier Online Thursday

The Cleveland State Community College Foundation’s Fifth Annual Community First Awards will premier Thursday at 4 p.m. Each year, the college recognizes leaders, young and old, across its five county service area who have made their lives about service to others and their communities. The Community First Awards Gala, brought to you in part by Premier Sponsor SouthEast Bank, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

TSA Discovers Loaded Firearms At All Major Tennessee Airports In 1 Week

In the span of a week (Sept. 13-20), the Transportation Security Administration discovered eight loaded firearms at security checkpoints in Tennessee, including at least one in every major airport in the state. Nashville International Airport (BNA) 9/14/2020; loaded Sig Sauer .380 caliber 9/17/2020; loaded Sig Sauer .380 caliber 9/17/2020; loaded North American Arms ... (click for more)

Woman Injured When Car Crashes Into The Brainerd Pharmacy Early Monday Morning

A woman was injure early Monday morning when her car crashed into Brainerd Pharmacy. CFD crews worked the accident with an entrapment. The call came in at 5:53 a.m. Squad 13 arrived on the scene and found a vehicle inside the Brainerd Pharmacy. They requested additional companies for manpower and began extrication efforts. The woman was removed from the vehicle after crews ... (click for more)

Opinion

From Exclusion To Inclusion: The Need For A New Chattanooga Way

Executive Summary: A New Chattanooga Way The Chattanooga renaissance that local leaders brag about took almost 40 years to reach fruition. It took risk. It took vision. It took billions of dollars. The physical renaissance is a farce if it fails to lift all Chattanoogans. The evidence in this report suggests the renaissance is incomplete. A New Chattanooga Way would include ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thank You, Bill Zinkeler

There is one story in the Bible that I try to never forget. It’s the one where the Lord Jesus healed 10 lepers but only one came back with thanks. Man, forget those other nine … I strive to be the one who comes back. After all God has done in my life … I may fail again and again. I may be ‘a back-slider,’ and a disappointment to the Kingdom, but, brother, not thanking God every ... (click for more)