9th Grade Physical Science, Byng Junior High School
Total years as a classroom teacher: 25
|East Central University||M.Ed. Secondary Ed.||1986|
|East Central University||B.S. Biology/Chemistry||1983|
|Seminole State College||Assoc. of. Science||1972|
|1988 – present 9th grade Physical Science/Science Research, Byng Junior High School, Ada, OK|
|1996 – 2007 9th – 12th grade Inquiry Science, ECU Upward Bound, Ada OK|
|1996 – 2009 10th-12th grade Biology, Physics, Forensic Science, ECU UM Math-Science Center, Ada, OK|
2009 Shell Science Teaching Award, National Science Teachers Association/Shell Oil Company
2009 Microsoft Innovative Education Forum Best Practice Award, Microsoft Corp.
2005 OK Medal for Excellence in Secondary Teaching, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
2005 The I CAN Learn®-NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence (Oklahoma Recipient) & Semi-finalist for NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
2004 USA TODAY Award Honorable Mention
2004 Radio Shack National Teacher Award
2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching
2002 Brandwein Fellow, Paul F.Brandwein Institute
2000 District Teacher of the Year, Byng Public Schools
2000 Finalist for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year
2000 Byng Junior High School Teacher of the Year
1999, 2008 National Board Certification, Adolescence and Young Adulthood Science
1998 Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair Hall of Fame Inductee, OSSEF
1997 High School Science Teacher of the Year, Oklahoma Science Teachers Assn.
Mrs. Cornelison’s teaching philosophy is based on the belief that all students can use science skills to learn about the natural world, apply that knowledge to make sense of their diverse places in it, and be empowered to make a real difference.
Mrs. Cornelison simply loves learning, and she teaches with purpose so that others may achieve their goals with the joy of learning.
“Deborah has provided opportunities for students in our rural, high-need school district that helped to level the field for those later pursuing STEM in higher education and careers. An exemplary role model, she has earned respect of students, peers, and community members.”
Todd Crabtree, Superintendent
“If teaching were an Olympic event, Mrs. Cornelison would be a gold medalist. Her enthusiasm, explanations, and hands-on activities helped me understand and grow to love science. She taught us outside the textbook with fun, innovative activities.”
Cortney Cowley, Student