Southwest's Cooper wins teaching award

Greg Cooper, Lincoln Southwest High School
Greg Cooper, Lincoln Southwest High School

The winner of the 2011 American Chemical Society Award for Excellence in High School Teaching (Midwest), in honor of John E Bauman Jr., was Greg Cooper from Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln, Neb. Cooper was nominated for the award by University of Nebraska–Lincoln chemistry professor Mark Griep.

Greg earned his B.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His first teaching position was in Columbus, Neb., where he taught eighth-grade science. Greg moved back to Lincoln and took a position teaching Chemistry at Lincoln Southeast High School. While working at Southeast, Greg started working on his master's degree and received his master’s in education from UNL. Now at Lincoln Southwest High School, Greg teaches Honors Chem, Honors Chem II, and Forensic Science, and is assistant coach for the Science Olympiad team. He is in his sixteenth year as an educator.

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