HMS teacher Debbie Reynolds has been selected as a recipient of a 2019 Carnegie Science Award. Each year, Carnegie Science Center honors and celebrates inspiring science and technology innovators making a difference in western Pennsylvania.
As the STEM specialist educator at J.E. Harrison Middle School, Debbie Reynolds works with her fellow teachers to integrate STEM into every classroom. In addition to helping author the curriculum for the eighth-grade STEM class, she has been transforming the school library into a makerspace to provide students with a place to build on collaboration, problem-solving, and communications skills. Mrs. Reynolds is always looking for ways to inspire students with STEM beyond the classroom and encourages students' participation in numerous STEM competitions, science fairs, and other project-based learning opportunities. Recognized for her leadership in STEM education, she has led numerous presentations and workshops across the country and taught a month-long STEM camp in China last summer.