Campus Elementary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Molly Nipper

Molly Nipper
The Bendwood School

3rd-5th Grade - Gifted & Talented/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Physics, Engineering

Education

Rice University, Master’s Degree in Science Teaching
University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minor in Biology

Teaching History
The Bendwood School, 2013-Present
Memorial High School, 2012-13
Hodges Bend Middle School, Fort Bend ISD, 2006-12

Total Years in Education - 9 years

In her own words . . .


“The students INSPIRE me! I am motivated when the students tell me they ‘love’ coming to Bendwood and that is their favorite day of the week. Parents telling me that their children love ‘physics’ or want to become an engineer motivates me to be a better teacher every day. I am motivated to teach STEM because I see my students learning physics and engineering, and enjoying it.”


In the words of others . . .

“My observation is that as a teacher/leader she is a true professional, performing her duties with the utmost efficiency and ability. Molly is innovative and dynamic within the classroom, infusing her students with tremendous motivation and instilling within them a joy for learning.”

- Rice University Assistant Director of Elementary STEM Education Ericka Lawton

“Molly looks for new, exciting ways to bring the latest science, technology, authentic data, and best practices to her students in her classroom and to expand learning beyond her classroom by helping fellow educators. She is always energetic, enthusiastic, and leads with laughter.”

- Dawn Turney, Space Dept. Education/Communications Specialist, The Johns Hopkins University

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