Congratulations Ms. Breslin

posted May 15, 2013, 2:15 PM by Chris Miller

The White House Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced George Washington 2 Middle School Science Teacher and Environmental Steward Mary Breslin as a winner of the 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. The seventh-grade science teacher, who has been with ACPS for seven years, is one of 11 teachers from around the country being recognized for their exceptional work as leaders in the field of environmental education in formal school settings. Award recipients and their local education agencies will receive commemorative certificates and monetary awards to help support and encourage their use of environmental education in their classrooms and schools.

“The men and woman who are receiving this prestigious award have taken innovative steps to educate students about environmental stewardship and civic responsibility, and their work is a critical part of creating a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future,” said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “Thanks to their creative approaches to environmental education, students are developing a greater connection to the world around them - a skill that will benefit young people throughout their careers as they pursue the green jobs of the 21st century. At EPA, we are grateful to know that such exceptional educators are in American classrooms.”