Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy middle school teacher Angela Cerra has been selected for participation in the 2019-2020 Science Coaches program.
A joint program of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), Science Coaches is an educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States. The program pairs chemists (coaches) with AACT teacher members in elementary, middle, and high schools. The coach and AACT teacher partner together over the course of one school year, working together on projects of their choosing — such as the design of new labs or helping with or judging science fair projects, coaching chemistry Olympiad teams, and mentoring student research projects.
“Angela Cerra is an outstanding educator who gets children excited about learning science,” said Bi-Cultural Associate Principal Rachel Haron, who oversees the lower and middle schools. “The science coach program will immerse her in hands-on science experiences and offer our students unique opportunities to learn from real scientists in the field.”
Along with Cerra’s participation in Science Coaches, Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy will receive a $550 gift certificate from Flinn Scientific or a $500 donation from ACS to enhance science education at the school.