Outstanding Educator
Rob Marohn

Rob Marohn teaches fifth grade science and language arts at Bay View Elementary School in Duluth, Minnesota, where he created an after-school forest club.

Outstanding Educator
Daniel Edmiston

Daniel Edmiston teaches fifth grade science at E.A. Harrold Elementary School in Millington, Tennessee. He also organizes a science fair and Earth Day celebration.

Outstanding Educator
Michelle Hunter

Michelle Hunter teaches fourth grade at Shadeville Elementary School in Crawfordville, Florida, and organizes a school-wide, week-long environmental education unit.

Outstanding Educator
Jim Chandler

Jim Chandler is a consulting teacher in science for the Auburn School Department, Auburn, Maine, and director of the Auburn Land Lab, an environmental center.

Outstanding Educator
Melanie Cornelius

Melanie Cornelius is an elementary science instruction specialist in Frisco Independent School District, Frisco, Texas, who helps teachers in 22 schools deliver science education.

Outstanding Educator
Hazel Scharosch

Hazel Scharosch teaches grades K-6 at Red Creek Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse in Casper, Wyoming, where she has led many PLT workshops.

Outstanding Educator
Kari Abbott

Kari Abbott is a classroom volunteer and the volunteer chairperson for the 4-H Junior Master Gardener Project at Virginia Cooperative Extension, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Outstanding Educator
Jane Thornes

Jane Thornes teaches fourth grade at Heyburn Elementary School in St. Maries, Idaho, and uses her own working forest as an outdoor classroom.

Outstanding Educator
Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith teaches fourth grade at Oil City Elementary Magnet School, Oil City, and helped her school become one of Louisiana’s four PLT-certified schools.