Peasley Middle School life science teacher Judy Gwartney-Green has been recognized as the 2014 Regional Educator of the Year by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The award included a $2,500 grant for Peasley to use for environmental education programs.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a Maryland-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay through education, outreach and restoration. Gwartney-Green, who was nominated by her colleague Stephanie Sowers, accepted the award at the Maryland General Assembly.
Gwartney-Green also traveled to Washington, D.C., this month for a session highlighting the National Estuarine Research Reserve program during “Coast Day” on Capitol Hill.