Clements High School Teacher Selected as Local PhysTEC Teacher of the Year

Geoffrey Hart.

Clements High School physics teacher Geoffrey Hart was named University of Houston’s Local PhysTEC Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes Hart as an exemplary teacher in his field and as a proud graduate of the PhysTEC institution. “I am very honored to receive the award. I am glad my professors at UH are still considering me as their nominee and really have no words I can convey to express my gratitude,” Hart said.

According to PhyTEC’s Principal Investigator Monica Plisch and PhyTEC’s Co-Principal Investigator Beth A. Cunningham, Hart’s contributions to physics education are significant and impactful on his students, colleagues, school district and state at a time when the nation is in need of highly qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators.

“Teaching is certainly something I have always considered ever since I took my own high school physics course,” said Hart. A proud graduate of the University of Houston, Hart started teaching at Clements after graduation in December 2013. In college, Hart was a mathematics major with a physics minor, but he always found his passion in teaching physics over math. “It is the application of math that intrigues me and being able to introduce complex, real life problems.

“Truthfully, it is a little intimidating to receive the award as I know many brilliant physics teachers who I aspire to live up to. I will do my best to live up to the expectation.”