Science teacher Bonnie Garrett motivates all students to learn science and reach their academic potential at Edward H. White Middle School in Huntsville. Using PowerPoint presentations, distance learning video conferences and mock space launch missions, Garrett has helped students make exceptional gains in their academic performance. In addition to teaching science and advanced science classes, Garrett is co-coordinator of an Advanced Science Aerospace Program for which seventh and eighth graders are admitted only after an interview and screening process. Her students have received awards in robotics competitions and the city's annual Science Fair. When her former students advance to high school, they often perform well in science because of the high expectations she maintained for them when they were in her class. Chair of the school's science department, Garrett is a member of numerous committees, including the Teacher Advisory and Leadership Committee, Technology Committee and Curriculum and Instruction Committee. She has received training through the Alabama Math and Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI) and conducts frequent professional development workshops.
2000 Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, B.S.