Gail Kovach, Sixth and Seventh Grade Teacher, Legacy Christian School, Sparks, Nevada
Gail Kovach does whatever she can to help her students attend a week-long environmental education camp. In addition to working with her own students, she helps her teacher colleagues integrate PLT into their lessons. For example, she worked with first and second grade teachers to start a school garden project, and with a math teacher to use PLT lessons to teach measurement in the garden. She finds ways to get students outdoors using inquiry-based activities. Gail rarely passes up an educational opportunity that focuses on the natural world. She also pursues continuing education provided by PLT and other environmental education programs to develop her teaching skills and expand her knowledge base.
“Our students are engaged in our world in a way that would not happen without the work of Gail Kovach and the many projects, experiments, and field trips she introduces to them.”
– David Ryan, Principal, Legacy Christian School
Gail was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2013.