Science Teacher Honored with Light of Learning Award

     Congratulations to Miss Rebekah Randall of the Science Department who received the Light of Learning Award in 2017-2018 for teaching. 

     Parents noted that this year’s winner has a way of connecting with the students that makes them want to do well in class.   Parents also commented that this instructor has done an excellent job of incorporating project-based learning into the curriculum.  One parent wrote that this individual’s personality is engaging and keeps the students interested in some very difficult topics.  One parent summarized by writing, “Miss Randall’s demeanor shows great respect for her Christian faith and a true love of her students and learning.” 

     Colleagues wrote that this teacher is “thoroughly engaging and able to balance concern for each student with a creative and diligent approach to instruction.”  This year’s winner is “enthusiastic, insightful, and a joyful example of Christ’s love.”  Her colleagues noted that she is inclusive, inquisitive and always goes the extra mile for her students and her fellow teachers. She is also known for putting in extra time and giving extra attention to her lesson plans.  A fellow teacher wrote, “Her passion for her subject matter is well known as she does remarkable work at the University of Notre Dame during the summer and this enriches her teaching.”

     Miss Rebekah Randall has been teaching in the Science Department for four years. She teaches the AP Honors Physics, Advanced Science Research, Integrated Chemistry and Physics, and she teaches the STEM classes of Computer Science Principles and Computer Science Applications. She is the moderator of the Vincentians Community Service Club and the Robotics Club and she assists with the Science Olympiad Team and the competitions.   She has also added rocketry, gaming, and anime for interested students in her classroom after school.  Just mention in passing that you are interested in doing community service and Miss Randall will give you a list of possibilities.

     Students commented that Miss Randall always begins class with a prayer and also incorporates real life into the lessons.  Miss Randall is well known as being supportive, relatable, and using hands-on problems to help all students, even those not in her classes.  Over and over, students commented that she works hard and is willing to help in any way possible.  Over and over students noted that Miss Randall has a passion for her subject matter and wants every student to succeed.  One student wrote that “Miss Randall makes Physics enjoyable.”  Another student added that she is known for her participation in CAN-struction projects which can be fun and frustrating at the same time. Numerous students wrote that Miss Randall is a faith-filled individual who is always positive and caring.  One student summarized, “This teacher acts in a Christ-like manner in the classroom and is truly deserving of an award for all of her hard work in Science and in extra-curricular activities.”  

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