Northeastern Ohio Local Section

Harrington Award

Dr. Roy V. Harrington Award for Science Teacher Professional Development

Dr. Roy V. Harrington was a 59-year loyal member of the American Chemical Society who passed away in 2011.  Dr. Harrington worked for many years at the Ferro Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was Vice President and Corporate Director of Research.  At his request, Dr. Harrington’s estate made a generous donation to the Northeastern Ohio ACS (NEOACS) Local Section to support teacher professional development.  As such, NEOACS is proud to honor his memory and service with the Dr. Roy V. Harrington Award for Science Teacher Professional Development.  Two award winners will be sponsored by NEOACS to attend the annual Ohio Chemistry Technology Council’s (OCTC) Teachers, Industry, and Environment (TIE) Conference:

Nominations are due by April 1, 2019 to attend the conference in October of the same calendar year.

Eligibility: Nominees must be a full-time grades 3 - 8 classroom teacher responsible for teaching science standards in a public, private, or parochial school located in Lake County or Ashtabula County, Ohio.  Two award winners will be selected each school year, one each from Lake and Ashtabula County.  Nominations can be made by school administrators, faculty, or staff. Applicants may also self-nominate with a supporting letter of recommendation e-mailed to  Nominees are not required to be ACS members.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Harrington Award Winners!

Dan Fitzpatrick - Maple Elementary School (Lake County)

Angela Ackley -  St. John School (Ashtabula County)

*Supporting Letter of Recommendation:
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Professional Experience:  Please summarize the nominee's professional background and experience that make the nominee a unique candidate for this award.  Please be specific when describing the nominee's teaching experience and science-related activities (extracurricular, clubs, community, etc.).
Essay:  How will the nominee's students benefit from this award?