The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) recently named Cheyenne Hunter as its Rookie Science Teacher of the Year. Hunter earned her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce, specializing in mathematics and science.
Hunter teaches sixth-grade science at O. Henry Elementary School in Richardson, Texas. In her first year at the school, she hosted the campus science fair. Her peers describe Hunter as diverse and inclusive, reporting that she strives to make every student feel like a distinguished scientist. She inspires students to be curious and encourages them to ask questions about science in everyday life.
Hunter plans to pursue her master's degree in spring 2021.