SXU instructor/alumnus receives Presidential Math and Science Teachers Award
Jason J. Crean of Woodridge to be honored at White House ceremony, received $10,000 grant
Chicago (June 18, 2010) President Barack Obama recently named Saint Xavier University Adjunct Lecturer of Biology Jason J. Crean a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The annual award honors the best pre-college-level science and mathematics teachers across the country. Crean will receive his award at a Washington, D.C. ceremony later this year, which includes several days of educational and celebratory events and visit with members of Congress and science agency leaders. The award also includes a $10,000 grant to be used.
Crean, a Woodridge resident, received both his bachelor’s degree in biology (1996) and his master’s degree in education (2001) from SXU. He is a biology teacher at Lyons Township High School and does research/service work for the Brookfield Zoo Conservation Biology Department’s Genetics Lab.
Crean won the National Association of Biology Teachers’ 2009 Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award and the 2009 Drug, Chemical, and Associated Technologies Association “Making a Difference” Award sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association.
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