WITN's Teacher of the Week: Logan Robles from Early College East High School

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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - WITN's Teacher of the Week for December4 is Logan Robles from Early College East High School.

Robles was born and raised in Swansboro and traveled further south to receive his Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology and a Masters in Secondary Education at UNC Wilmington.

He went on to teach science at Early College EAST High School in Craven County.

He has been teaching for six years and says his favorite part of the job is “getting students just as excited about science as I am.”

He prides himself in having hands-on lessons and says he always tries to make the curriculum as relevant to everyday life as possible. He strives to keep students engaged in the classroom through various activities, including fish/ shark dissections.

The person who nominated Mr. Robles wrote: “I would like to nominate Logan Robles, Early College EAST High School, Havelock, North Carolina, (Craven County Schools) for Teacher of the Week. Mr. Robles is our Biology and Physical Science teacher who conducts weekly hands on labs in which students are required to critically think into why the reaction happened in the lab environment. Examples for this week are a dry ice activity that included four stations to show the different reactions of dry ice and water using bubbles, making soda, seeing the radioactivity of certain items, and the power of water and dry ice when put in a confined space.

Last week he had students collect samples from our school campus and grew bacteria from the samples. This week the students will test the bacteria to see if they are resistant antibodies.

Students always want to stop by and be in his class. He is a champion for our students.

Mr. Robles has also organized a group of students to participate in the NC STEM Student Research Academy sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program. Mr. Robles and his students will spend 6 Saturdays over the school year to work together on STEM research projects with other students and teachers in NC. Through this program, students will engage in design challenges, as well as on developing research questions, learning to analyse data for research, and how to communicate their research. The NC STEM Research Academy culminates with students competing in a virtual STEM research team competition online entitled eCYBERMISSION and attending the annual high school NC Junior Science and Humanities Symposium competition.”

Congratulations, Mr. Robles!

Every week during the school year WITN will recognize a Teacher of the Week on WITN News at Sunrise. The winner receives a plaque and $100 gift card for school supplies.