Heather Essig Recognized with Outstanding Biology Teacher Award

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Heather Essig, who is the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for the state of Missouri through the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)! Mrs. Essig’s family and members of the Viz faculty surprised her with a drive-by celebration and presentation of the award.

Every year, the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) program recognizes an outstanding biology educator (grades 7-12) in each of the 50 states. A major portion of the nominee’s career must have been devoted to the teaching of biology/life science, and candidates are judged on their teaching ability and experience, cooperativeness in the school and community, and student-teacher relationships. We are proud and lucky to have Mrs. Essig as part of the Viz family!