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Linda Phelps (TN '95)


Camden Central High School
Camden, TN

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

At the time of the Award, Linda Phelps was:

Camden Central High School
Camden, TN

Subject(s) taught: Chemistry
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Linda Phelps teaches chemistry to grades ten through twelve and is the chairperson of the Science Department at Camden Central High School in Camden. Mrs. Phelps, who is an ardent promoter of science education, currently serves on the Tennessee Science Teachers Association, the State Curriculum Framework Revision Committee and the Tennessee Steering Committee of the Appalachian Education Laboratory. At Camden Central High School, Ms. Phelps has implemented a Water Quality Monitoring Project that proposes an interdisciplinary approach to water-quality study. The project includes in-class chemistry and biology experiments, a four-mile canoe trip down the Buffalo River and a writing exercise that summarizes methodology and findings. In 1994, Ms. Phelps was selected by the National Science Foundation to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.

Additional Information


1975 University of Tennessee - Martin, B.S.

Science, Academics, Assessment, Environmentalism, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Math, National Standards, Social Studies, State Standards, Writing