Friday, May 5, 2017

BHS Teacher, Jill Graham Honored with Outstanding Science Teacher Award


The Burlington Science Center is proud to honor and highlight the career achievements of Burlington High School science teacher, Jill Graham with the North Shore Science Supervisor Association’s 2017 Outstanding Science Teacher Award.

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Jill exemplifies the meaning of an outstanding science educator. She has been teaching in Burlington for  14 years. Jill has taught a variety of different science courses such as biology, env science, oceanography, and general science.  She has taught all levels of these courses from basic instruction to AP.  
Jill advises the Students for Environmental Action club at the high school. The goal of her club is to raise environmental awareness at Burlington High School and in the Burlington community. Jill head spears the recycling program at BHS and works with members of the community for recycling. The club also participates in community outreach programs like bikes not bombs and storm drain tagging.
Jill is also the Director and teaches Science at the Burlington Evening Academy Program.  She has been involved in this program for 13 years and has been the Director for the last 5 years.  This program allows an alternative option for students to fulfill their high school requirements and diploma, while working a full time job due to unique family and personal situations.  Her program fosters student success rather than seeing them dropping out of school.
She also coaches the girls varsity swim team. Go team Graham! and has been an advisor for the senior class for many years.
Jill’s passion and dedication to science and her students are evident when you see her teach.  She is always looking for new ways to implement the science standards to real world applications and current events.  Jill is passionate about being kind to our planet, while also encouraging students to be kind to each other.  Her students always show excitement about her classes and coursework.
Jill Graham is a caring, dedicated and quality science teacher and we are fortunate to have her in Burlington!

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