Augustine Frkuska, Teacher, Crestview Elementary, Live Oak, Texas
Augustine (Augie) Frkuska teaches at a bilingual school in the Judson Independent School District. There, he works with every teacher to integrate PLT activities into the curriculum. He contributes to the annual “Science in the Park” event, which exposes students to environmental education at a nearby city park, and he has been instrumental in helping classes take advantage of a new outdoor learning center on the campus. Augie is involved with the Mentoring Science Teachers program through Our Lady of the Lake University and has been formally recognized for his talent as a mentor. He also helped to initiate the Area-Alamo Children Organized to Replace Natives (ACORN) project, which involves students from seven schools.
“In all of his many endeavors, he always brings the PLT perspective as an organizing structure. It is one of the many distinguished characteristics he is known for.”
– Kent Page, Science Academic Support Teacher, Peggy Carnahan Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas
Augustine was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2014.