Middle School Science Teacher Recognized by National Geographic

Dr. Becky Deehr, middle school science teacher at Hutchison, was featured as the Educator of the Week on the National Geographic blog in early January.
National Geographic reached out to Dr. Deehr to be featured in the Educator Spotlight as a Female Environmental Superhero because of her innovative work in the classroom, specifically her capstone project for Earth Day with 7th grade girls that encompassed science and art while highlighting women's achievements. The purpose of the blog is to feature the work of great teachers and to inspire other readers with ideas for their own classrooms.

For the project, the girls each chose and researched one of the ten female environmentalists from an article found on A Mighty Girl website. Afterward, the girls created a superhero logo that represented the life and work of their female environmentalist.

Reflecting upon the girls' work, Dr. Deehr said, "The project allowed the girls to learn about ten very different women involved in environmental work. They recognized that women from around the world are important in science, and they saw how women have followed their passions to help tackle big problems."

To read Dr. Deehr's full and interview and to see photos from the featured project, please visit: https://blog.education.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/03/educator-spotlight-female-environmental-superheroes/

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Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.