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During a surprise event at Lithia Springs High School, teacher Diana Moore received the news that she is the recipient of the 2018 Georgia Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. The National Association of Biology Teachers has given this award annually since 1961 and identifies a teacher from each state who has made valuable contributions to the profession.

Criteria for the award include teaching ability, experience, inventiveness, initiative, inherent teaching strengths, and cooperativeness in the school and community. At Lithia Springs High School, Moore has led the school’s STEM Biomedical Program to state, national and international certification and recognition.

Moore began teaching at Lithia Springs High School in 2014. She has won several awards including the “Superintendent’s Spotlight Award” and has been honored by students as the “Most Influential Educator of the Year” in 2018.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a Master of Science degree in science education from the School of Education and Human Development.

Moore was featured in the West Georgia Neighbor for her accomplishments.