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West Educator Selected for HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador Academy

The 2020–2023 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) BioInteractive Ambassador Academy members, 30 thoughtful, passionate, and dedicated education professionals committed to high-quality life and environmental science teaching, were announced. Congratulations to Niles West science teacher Britt Czupryna on being selected. 

These outstanding high school and undergraduate educators participated in an extensive application process that focused on their teaching approach and experience. Academy members were selected from almost 400 applicants and represent a variety of educational contexts in 22 U.S. states and Canada. 

Over the next three years, Academy members will engage in professional learning experiences to equip them to promote and support evidence-based teaching practices, drive change in science education, and elevate the professional and scholarly profile of science teaching. They will work with HHMI BioInteractive to share inclusive and equitable science teaching practices that incorporate our classroom resources, approach, and values. Those who complete the Academy will engage in a variety of activities as part of BioInteractive’s efforts to empower science educators and inspire their students, including designing and facilitating professional learning for other educators.