Windsor High School's Samuel Scheer was honored with a '2012 UConn Early College Experience (ECE) Instructor Award for Excellence in Course Instruction.' Courtesy photo.
A longtime Windsor High School
teacher has been honored with a "2012 UConn Early College Experience (ECE) Instructor Award for Excellence in Course Instruction.
The award is presented to exceptional teachers to celebrate their outstanding professional achievement in the classroom, teaching college-level courses to high school students.
is an AP (Advanced Placement) English language and AP English literature teacher at Windsor High School
and is one of only three teachers in the Connecticut to be recognized with the award.
Students who take his
AP classes also can earn college credits through the University of Connecticut
, putting them ahead of their peers as they enter their secondary education at a fraction of the cost.
"More than 9,000 motivated Connecticut students at 160 high schools, including Windsor High
, are involved in the UConn Early College
Experience program, and it is gratifying to be selected as one of the three best instructors teaching these talented and disciplined students," said Scheer
"Students in this program benefit by taking college courses in a warm setting that is both familiar and conducive to learning."
was recently reappointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern Literature
, a leading scholarly journal.
In 2011, he
was also recognized nationwide as one of only 23 teachers to be named "All American Teacher of the Year" by the National Math and Science Initiative
(NMSI), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving students' math and science success.