Kennett Consolidated School District science teacher Mr. Michael Replogle has been named the 2017 Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Teacher of the Year. Mr. Replogle, who teaches both Earth and Space Science and Advanced Placement Environmental Science, has been on the high school faculty for 22 years.
According to the website of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, the award goes to teachers who exhibit “outstanding [efforts] in educating future stewards of the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds . . . who use the outdoor classroom to inspire and empower their students [and who] . . . make scientific concepts relevant and accessible.”
“I think one of the most important things we can teach our kids today is the importance of keeping our water, air, and soil clean. In the very near future, they will be making decisions and personal choices that will affect each of these areas and helping them to become more aware of the problems and possible ramifications of their decisions is something that I am very proud to have a part in. The kids seem to love the topics we look at in AP Environmental Science, and I certainly enjoy talking with them about each of the topics we study,” said Mr. Replogle.
Mr. Replogle received the award at a banquet on October 26.