Congratulations to Highland Park High School science teacher Gabriel Dalton! In a ceremony held yesterday, he received the Outstanding Secondary Science Educator Award from the KSU chapter of Sigma Xi (a scientific research society and publisher of American Scientist). He was honored for his innovative classes in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. He was also selected because of his stellar efforts to connect students with practicing health professionals, and to provide them with real world experience. Nominated for the award by HPHS principal Dr. Beryl New, Mr. Dalton was one of only two winners this year.
“Thank you for your steadfast faith in the goals we have set for our students. Our program is the sum of all of the working parts and none of this could be done without amazing administrative leadership at the building level and we are fortunate to have that at HPHS. This is such an honor and I’m very humbled by your appreciation and support,” Dalton said.
This is the second consecutive year that a Topeka Public Schools teacher has won this award; Hope Street Academy science teacher Miranda Forgey was honored last year.
Congratulations, Mr. Dalton, and thank you for your dedication to the students of Highland Park High School!