Cy-Fair High School biology teacher Anne Gill has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) from the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).
The national award is one of the highest honors a high school biology teacher can receive. According to Texas OBTA director Robert Dennison, the selection committee was unanimous in selecting Gill for the honor.
A Texas A&M graduate, Gill has taught for 10 years in CFISD, including the last eight years as an AP biology and pre-AP chemistry teacher.
“Winning this award means a great to deal to me,” Gill said. “This award is nationally known and to be put in the same category as some of my mentors and the great biology teachers is such an honor. I am thrilled to represent Texas and Cy-Fair High School.”
Established in 1961, the OBTA identifies one teacher from each of the United States who has made valuable contributions to the profession and to his or her students.
As Texas’ OBTA winner, Gill will be recognized at the Texas Association of Biology Teachers (TABT) annual luncheon, to be held during CAST 2013 in Houston, Nov. 7-9, 2013. She will also be recognized at the NABT Honors Luncheon, part of the NABT National Convention in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20-23, 2013.
Along with the award, Gill will receive a $1,000 cash award from the TABT.