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Leslie Gordon (AK '94)


At the time of the Award, Leslie Gordon was:

Badger Road Elementary School
Fairbanks, AK

Subject(s) taught: Gifted

Biographical Information

Leslie Gordon was co PI for her last twenty years for several for an international climate change project,  GLOBE (Global Learning Observations to Benefit the Environment), funded by NOAA and NSF. GLOBE students collect data in their local environment and share it on a website with students and scientists from all over the world. In addition to being a dedicated teacher, Mrs. Gordon was seriously committed to reform in all facets of the educational profession. The science and math assessment kit project she developed has received a national award and is in use throughout the country. Mrs. Gordon is also interested in revising child assessment methods for all aspects of a child's education. She was External Evaluator for the GK12 Project for eight years.  This project put science grad students in K-12 classrooms where they learned to teach.  She also worked for seven years for the Alaskan Science Consortium, a project that trained Alaskan teachers in science content and process. In 1990, Mrs. Gordon received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Additional Information


1978 University of Alaska System, M.A.