Teacher of the Year Secondary Division Finalist

Coach Justiss Honored as a District Teacher of the Year Finalist
Posted on 03/23/2022

NIHF-STEM Teachers and Learners are proud to announce that our 7th-grade science learning coach, Christine Justiss has been honored with her selection as a finalist for the Teacher of the Year award for Akron Public Schools. Faculty recognized Coach Justiss with these words:


 Chris is a dedicated Coach that not only is a science expert but also puts extra time into creating student coach relationships. She is very active in organizing the science fair to give learners the opportunity to showcase their work district and even statewide. Chris has led learners in many PLBs over the years to give learners that real world problem solving experiences. Chris also was active in planning e-sports before covid hit and has been actively pursuing the program. 


Coach Justiss is a dedicated APS educator and founding member of our school. She serves us well on several Science committees and always ensures that our learners are prepared to receive high honors at our annual district science fair. She is also an integral part of this event doing multiple behind the scene preparations. Coach Justiss runs Esports and connects with many learners who look to her for advice and guidance.


It is an honor to have Coach Justiss as a member fo the NIHFSTEM family and wish her all the best in the district-wide finalist competition.


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