Janice Gepner wins teaching award
Posted 01/26/2010 11:00PM
Dr. Janice Gepner, who has taught 11th and 12th grade chemistry at SPA since 1994, is the 2010 recipient of the Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching from the Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society. The award is given once every three years and is based on a wide range of criteria, including letters of recommendation from former students. Gepner was nominated for the award by Lois Fruen, teacher and science department chair at the Breck School. Gepner and Fruen have worked together frequently over the years, as both are involved in an association for science teachers in the Twin Cities. This is the second time Gepner has been the recipient of the Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching; she was first a recipient when she was teaching at the Winsor School in Boston. Gepner earned a B.S.in chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the Network of Educators in Science and Technology, the American Chemical Society, and Area Chemistry Teachers. Congratulations Dr. Gepner!