Steve Pellegrini not only teaches science but is the science curriculum coordinator for the district and coordinator for the community college courses taught in Yerington. Mr. Pellegrini brings to his classroom his own rich experience in environmental affairs and issues. His reputation as an educator, an environmentalist and a concerned citizen is well noted in his home state of Nevada. Teachers like Mr. Pellegrini, through their concern and active participation in causes, provide the best possible models for their students. Publicly recognized for his tireless efforts, Mr. Pellegrini has been named Nevada's Conservation Teacher of the Year and was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Science.