Outstanding Educator
Joy Cowart

Joy Cowart uses PLT to teach language arts and English as a second language to grades 6-12 at Lowndes County Schools in Valdosta, Georgia.

Outstanding Educator
Barbara Murphy

As Gifted Specialist at Westlawn Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama, Barbara Murphy teaches environmental education and Spanish and conducts enrichment classes.

Outstanding Educator
Krissy Varness

Krissy Varness teaches math and science to sixth graders at DePoali Middle School in Reno, Nevada. She is responsible for much of Nevada PLT’s rejuvenation.

Outstanding Educator
Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges is a project associate for the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Roanoke, Virginia, who provides programming to about 1,800 K–12 students per year.

Outstanding Educator
Beatrice Long

Beatrice (Bea) Long teaches eighth grade science at Seabrook Intermediate School, Seabrook, Texas, and is a science teacher mentor at the Environmental Institute of Houston.

Outstanding Educator
Pam Wilson

Pam Wilson is a K-8 substitute teacher and facilitator with the Oregon Natural Resources Program in Corvallis who introduces PLT to pre-service teachers.

Outstanding Educator
Cherie Wyatt

Cherie Wyatt teaches life science and physical science to grades 7 and 8 at Burlington Middle School, Burlington, Colorado, and helps them teach younger students.