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Hinsdale South High School teacher receives Davidson Award

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:58 a.m. CST
Tracy McDonald, a science teacher at Hinsdale South High School, is presented with the Davidson Award by Jeff Boike, an executive of UOP LLC/Honeywell who also sits on the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois’ Board of Directors (Photo provided).

DARIEN – Tracy McDonald has been named the 2014 recipient of the Davidson Award, a prize given to one teacher annually by the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois and the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation in recognition of outstanding high school chemistry teaching.

McDonald is a teacher at Hinsdale South High School, where she currently teaches chemistry, anatomy and physiology. She earned a master's degree in Teacher Leadership from Elmhurst College in 2010, according to a news release from Elmhurst College.

At the annual luncheon hosted in May, McDonald was presented with a plaque and a monetary award of $3,000.

The 2014 Davidson Award marked the 48th consecutive year that the award has been given. Candidates were evaluated on the basis of innovative teaching methods, ability to relate theory to practical chemistry, participation in special programs and success with students.

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