Orange County Section

OC High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award

The Orange County section of the American Chemical Society (OCACS) is initiating an award for Chemistry Teacher of the year, to be awarded for the first time in 2017. All nominees must be full-time teachers in Orange County at either a public or private high school. It is not necessary to be a member of ACS to be eligible.

Initial screening questions must all be answered. Click here to download the questionnaire. Submit your reply either by email to or postal mail to: OCACS, PO Box 211, Placentia CA 92871.

The deadline for online submission or postmark is midnight on January 15, 2017.

All submissions will be screened by members of the OCACS Education Committee, and further information will be sought from finalists in order for us to make a final determination. The award will be presented at the high school awards dinner in May, 2017.

The winning candidate will be given a plaque, a year's membership in the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), and $300.

Please share this announcement with all teachers in the chemistry department, as well as with the principal of the high school. We hope to have many of our outstanding teachers nominated!

If you have any questions about this award, please contact Carol Grimes at

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