Auburn alumna is first geosciences graduate to receive prestigious Southeastern National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award

Published: July 19, 2022

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Amanda Savrda, an Earth and environmental science teacher at Auburn High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master’s in secondary science education from Auburn University. Recently, she became the first graduate with a degree from the Department of Geosciences to receive the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award from the National Association of Geosciences Teachers, or NAGT.

Savrda was nominated by Roger Birkhead, a biology specialist at the Alabama Science in Motion, or ASIM. Savrda is the daughter of Charles “Chuck” Savrda, who spent three decades teaching students in the Department of Geosciences. Now a professor emeritus, the elder Savrda served as interim dean to the college in addition to his role as a professor.

This year’s 2022 Honor’s Convocation was dedicated in the honor of Chuck Savrda and all of his contributions while working at Auburn University.

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