Hutchens' Julie Neidhardt is one of four finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year
Julie Neidhardt of Hutchens Elementary has been named one of four finalists for the Alabama State Teacher of the Year award!
Neidhardt was named the Alabama State Board of Education's District I Elementary Teacher of the Year back in May and learned in June that she'd made the final four. The Alabama Teacher of the Year who serves as an ambassador for education and teachers around the state, will be named later this year.
Neidhardt, Mobile County Public Schools' 2021 Elementary Teacher of the Year, is a National Board Certified Teacher and a past winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Education. An educator in Mobile County Public Schools for 22 years, she established the N.E.S.T. (Nurturing Engineering, Science, and Technology) lab at Hutchens, where she leads 574 kindergarteners through second-graders in collaborative science lessons. Students receive inquiry-based instruction and participate in hands-on science experiments designed to empower them in their learning.
She recently moved into a new role as a Science Curriculum Specialist at MCPSS.