Todd Abronowitz [Waverly, MI, c. 1984] is among 110 educators nationwide receiving cash awards from Radio Shack Corporation
Radio Shack Corporation has presented a 2003 Radio Shack National Teacher Award (RSNTA) to Todd Abronowitz, science teacher at Creekview High School in Carrollton,Texas. Abronowitz received a $3,000 cash award, and was among 110 educators receiving Radio Shack National Teacher Awards this year for demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence in mathematics, science or technology.
In addition, Creekview High School will receive a $500 Radio Shack Tech Tool Grant. The school may use the grant to buy equipment, software or supplies to enhance the learning experience for students in the classroom.
“It is a great honor to be recognized, but the recognition is more about my students than me,” Abronowitz said.” The award provides positive affirmation that my teaching methods reach my students. After all, every teacher wants to know that they are making a difference to their students’ lives.”
Abronowitz, an educator for 13 years, teaches chemistry. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and history in 1989 from Eastern Michigan University. He received a master of science degree in chemistry in 1999 from Texas A&M University (Commerce).
In 2002, Abronowitz appeared in the book Top Texas Teachers. He has been named the 2000 Texas Chemistry Teacher of the year by the Association of Chemistry Teachers of Texas, the 1996 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, the 1995 Teacher of the Year for Garland ISD and the 1995 Teacher of the Year for South Garland High School. Abronowitz is a member of the Association of Chemistry Teachers of Texas, the Science Teachers Association of Texas and the Association of Texas Professional Educators.
“It is important for students to develop a love for learning, but if I can show students how to make connections, then I have taught my students far more than formulas or facts,” Abronowitz said.” I have taught them how to think for themselves. Watching them make these connections, reaching their potential and going beyond is the most rewarding thing about being a teacher.”