2018 High School Science Teacher of the Year

Scott A. Brady

Biology- Monroe, UT

Scott A. Brady is a science teacher at South Sevier High School in Monroe, Utah, and at the Sevier CTE Center located in Richfield, Utah. Mr. Brady teaches courses in General Biology, CE Human Biology, CE Medical Terminology, Astronomy, Botany, Geology, AP Environmental Science, Emergency Medical Responder, and CE Emergency Medical Technician. Mr. Brady holds an Associate of Arts degree from Snow College, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern Utah University, and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Washington State University. Mr. Brady is also a Paramedic for Sevier County EMS.

Whitney Beckstead

Chemistry- American Fork, UT

Whitney Beckstead is in her 6th year of teaching chemistry. She is currently teaching at American Fork High School. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Chemistry. She is the advisor for National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, and the Order of the Phoenix. Her approach to teaching focuses on loving her students and inspiring them to wonder.

Lisa Craig

Physics- Riverton, UT

Lisa Craig has been a high school physics teacher for 17 years.  She taught for three years in downtown Manhattan before moving to Utah to start a family.  She loves teaching physics, enjoys challenging her students and lives for that moment when a student shows genuine passion and curiosity about the world around them.  She has an amazing husband, Scott, and two daughters, Lauren (10) and Kelly (8).  In their spare time, they like to do everything outdoors...especially skiing, camping and hiking.

Douglas Pusey

Earth Science- Orem, UT

dug, aka Douglas Pusey

In 1955, I was born the same year Einstein died (no connection) in American Fork Hospital.  I attended public schools in Orem that no longer exist—Spencer Elementary, Lincoln Jr. High, Orem High (old building).  I earned my bachelors and masters degree at BYU, Earth Science major.  I will finally graduate from junior high, i.e. retire, this spring after 37 years of teaching nearly 7,000 of the best students found on Earth.

I have three children and eight grandchildren with whom I love going fossil hunting and hiking.