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SXU alum receives award from National Association of Biology Teachers

Jason Crean of Woodridge also a finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Chicago (July 9, 2009) Saint Xavier University alumnus Jason Crean will receive the National Association of Biology Teachers’ 2009 Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award at the association’s Professional Development Conference later this year in Denver, Colo.

Crean is a Woodridge resident who attended Saint Xavier for both his bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in education. He also is one of three finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, which comes with a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to the White House.  

Crean received the NABT award for successfully developing and demonstrating an innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science and carrying his commitment to the environment into the community. 

The award includes $1,000 for travel to the Professional Development Conference, $500 of Vernier equipment, a plaque to be presented at the Professional Development Conference and a one-year complimentary National Association of Biology Teachers’ membership.