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Kelli Schuyler (GA '05)

Lambert High School

Assistant Principal
Suwanee, GA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Kelli Schuyler was:

Forsyth Central High School
Cumming, GA

Subject(s) taught: Science, Environmental Science
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Believing that the "real world" of science should be brought to the classroom by people who have succeeded in careers involving pure science, Kelli Schuyler left a successful career as a scientist in the medical field to teach high school students. As chair of the science department at Forsyth, Ms. Schuyler now shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with the next generation, transforming the entire science program and inspiring both students and staff to excellence. In the evenings she offers her students help via e-mail and sets up chat rooms so that they can work through problems as a group. Intent on spreading her passion for science, she markets math to potential students, generating interest by producing and distributing a class brochure. Ms. Schuyler's positive influence can be seen in a jump in test scores and in the number of students interested in becoming scientists. Her career change seems to be inspiring an untold number of future careers in science.