Nick Scacco, a science teacher at The Grauer School, was chosen as a promising Dow-National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Fellow in the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. This prestigious honor provided Nick with science-related professional development and mentoring resources that continue throughout the year as well as an all-expenses paid trip to NSTA’s National Conference that was held April 9 – 12 in San Antonio, TX.
One of the goals of NSTA is to decrease teacher attrition rate. After attending the conference, Scacco felt the most important contribution of the program was his increase in confidence. “All week at the conference I felt meaningful and that my work as a teacher is important,” he said.
Scacco currently teaches life science, biology and environmental science classes at The Grauer School, is the co-chair of the “Green Grauer” movement and is the assistant football coach. Scacco graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Biology and has a Master’s in Educational Foundations from the University of Hawaii.