Lacy Behl, Caneview K-8 School, West Baton Rouge
Lacy Behl is a U.S. Army Interrogator turned elementary teacher. While deployed to Iraq, she taught our allies to speak English. When they were able to understand an abstract idea instead of just a concrete noun, she knew teaching was her calling. Her purpose was never clearer: To teach students of all ages to become responsible and productive citizens, effective decision-makers and lifelong learners. She leads by example in providing and promoting a safe STEM classroom environment where students can take risks and not be afraid to fail. Behl is a Google Certified Educator, a Smithsonian Teacher Ambassador, a National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Maitland P. Simmons Science Award winner, NSTA/Shell Science Lab Challenge winner, LaCUE Regional Elementary Teacher of the Year, Stand For Children LEAD Fellow and the current West Baton Rouge Parish Teacher of the Year. Behl continues her STEM advocacy by teaching United Arab Emirates teachers how to implement design thinking into their classrooms.
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