ATLANTA, GA (February 15, 2018) – William E. Schuyler IV of Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, GA has been selected as the 2018 Georgia Bio Biotechnology Teacher of the Year.
The Teacher of the Year award recognizes excellence in STEM teaching and support for the biotechnology pathway, part of Georgia’s Career Clusters, by a current high school biotechnology teacher. The award winner is nominated by peers and selected by the Georgia BioEd Institute Board of Advisors.
Bill Schuyler began his career working at Emory University and the VA Medical Center as a Research Specialist in Pulmonary Medicine. In 2000, he switched careers, went back to school and graduated from Georgia State University with a master’s degree in Science Education, and started teaching at Forsyth Central High School.
After petitioning the county, Mr. Schuyler was successful in founding the biotechnology program at Forsyth Central High School where he now spends countless hours every day preparing research quality labs for high school students and counseling with individual students to ensure their success. He currently teaches Advanced Placement Biology as well as the Biotech/Healthcare Science and Biotechnology II for the STEM Program.
According to one past student, “Bill Schuyler embodies the qualities necessary for a teacher to earn the Biotechnology Teacher of the Year Award. He spent years of his life beginning a biotechnology STEM academy, and currently takes it upon himself to ensure each of his students are prepared to be the best in their respective fields. He goes above and beyond each day connecting with his students by hosting after school study sessions and giving back in his community by hosting a fundraiser to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Bill Schuyler truly deserves this award.”
Mr. Pedersen was honored at the Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner, February 15, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm, at Cobb Energy CentreOther leading companies, executives, researchers and dedicated individuals will receive Georgia Bio Awards. Learn more and register at www.gabio.org/awards.
Georgia Bio (www.gabio.org) is the state’s life science industry association whose members include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, medical centers, universities and research institutes, government groups and other business organizations involved in the development of life sciences related products and services.