2017 MARM High School Teacher Award
Cathy Zavacki, one of the 2016 winners of the Princeton & Trenton ACS Sections’ HS Teacher award is the recipient of the 2017 ACS Division of Chemical Education MARM Award for Excellence in High School Teaching.
As is our custom, the local section award winners in a given year are nominated for the MARM award in the following year.
The award was presented to Cathy by Pat Confalone, Chair of the ACS Board of Directors, at the 2017 MARM Awards Dinner & Ceremony on June 5 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.
Cathy Zavacki received a Master’s Degree in Education in 2006 and has over 60 post-MS graduate credits. She has been at Hillsborough High School since 2000 where she teaches Introductory and College Preparatory Chemistry.
Her focus as a teacher is on reaching students at all levels and using novel teaching techniques to do so. She is especially skilled with struggling learners and has worked collaboratively with her special education co-teacher to ensure success for all the students in her classroom