December 16, 2011 > Fremont teacher honored for creation of National Science Day
Fremont teacher honored for creation of National Science Day
Submitted By Claudia Medina, Photo by Miriam G. Mazliach
Fremont City Hall hosted a ceremony on December 6, to present federal, state, and city proclamations honoring Mr. Clyde Mann, a Science teacher at Warm Springs Elementary School, for his efforts to create a National Science Day.
Following a twenty-two year career of teaching in junior and high school, Mann ventured to elementary school where he discovered the "insatiable curiosity" of young children. He quickly worked to establish partnerships with higher education, industry and parent professionals, sharing his vision for expanding innovation and science with young children. Mr. Mann pitched the idea of a National Science Day and was surprised by the overwhelming show of support.
"It is my belief, that the model created at Warm Springs Elementary School could be a model for elementary schools across the city of Fremont, throughout Alameda County, across the State, and throughout the nation. And I would be more than happy to foster that process," said Mann.
"It is wonderful to hear that Mr. Mann's advocacy on behalf of science education in our schools, along with his excellent work at school and in the community, is being acknowledged by city and state officials," stated Sheila Jordan, Superintendent of Alameda County Schools.
Among those in attendance were representatives from the Office of Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, the Office of State Senator Ellen Corbett, the Alameda County Office of Education, as well as Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman, Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan, and Councilmembers Suzanne Chan, Bill Harrison and Dominic Dutra.
Mann expressed his gratitude to colleagues, students and all those in support of his efforts adding, "I'm doing this for the kids."