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Awards and Accolades

Sea World Environmental Excellence Award, 2018

EPA Gulf Guardian Award Winner, GCOOS Citizen Science Database, 2017

Johnette Bosarge Memorial Award, National Marine Education Association, 2016

EPA Presidential Award in Environmental Education, 2014

National Environmental Education Foundation, Merit Award Winner, 2014

EPA Gulf Guardian Award Winner, Excellence in Environmental Education, 2012, 2010

Citizen of the Year, Navarre Chamber of Commerce, 2010

Named Pensacola News Journal DOER in the community, 2010

National Marine Science Teacher of the Year Award, NMEA, 2009

University of West Florida National Young Alumnus Award, 2009

Florida High School Science Teacher of the Year, Florida Association of Science Teachers, 2008

Florida Teacher of the Year finalist, 2005

Santa Rosa County School District Teacher of the Year, 2005

University of Florida Distinguished Educator Award, 2004

Florida Marine Science Education Association Educator of the Year, 2004

Wal-Mart Foundation Area Teacher of the Year, March 2002

Rookie Teacher of the Year for Santa Rosa School District, 2001

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