“I was thrilled when I received the award, because most awardees are university or national winners,” McClung said.
McClung was also named The Outstanding Science Educator in North Carolina earlier this year. She has been working with Pitt County Schools for the last 25 years and currently teaches earth science, physical science and AP environmental science to 9-12 grade students.
“This award means a lot to me. This is the highest award given to a science teacher by the North Carolina Science Teachers Association and indicates dedication to the cause of teaching science. As a teacher, it is flattering that higher education leaders in the state have recognized my efforts with the organization and in the classroom,” McClung said.