The Presidential Award is the highest honor that a science teacher can be given in recognition of service to their students, school community and profession. My husband was once told by a politician that teachers have an easy job. The Presidential Award showcases what teachers actually do to stay abreast of advances in science and education through ongoing professional development and their resulting curriculum. The vetting/peer review of teachers' work makes the award profoundly meaningful.

Angela Lennox Exeter, NH | 7-12, Science, 2017

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Angela Lennox has been an educator for more than 40 years and has spent the last 33 years teaching science at Exeter High School. Angela has taught Honors Biology, College Preparatory Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, and Forensics. She has also taught courses in physical science, chemistry, brain and body, and oceanography. Angela retired from teaching full time at Exeter in June 2018 and is now tutoring students on a part-time basis. Angela held many leadership positions during her career including service as the Science Department Head, where she mentored many new members of the department and was responsible for the science curriculum. She was an active member of many committees including the SAU District K-12 science committee, the data strategies committee, the technology committee, and the new school transition committee. Additionally, every school year she mentored both full-time graduate student interns and also undergraduate students who were exploring teaching as a career. Angela advised the Peer Outreach Group for over 25 years which primarily raised awareness about drug and alcohol issues. Angela earned a Ph.D. in marine science from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, U.K., and a B.Sc. in marine science and botany from UCNW. She is a certified high school biology teacher.