Year Honored: 2003Yukon High School
At the time of the Award, Darryl Andrews was:Teacher
Yukon High School
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Darryl W. Andrews teaches two seemingly unrelated subjects-physical science and leadership-at Yukon High School in Yukon. Through both classes, however, he teaches life skills such as problem solving, time management, teamwork, research skills and leadership. Known to his students as "Mr. A," Mr. Andrews designs his curricula to involve students in the learning process through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, labs and personal experiences. In his leadership class and as a coach for the Special Olympics, he instills in his students the importance of community service and volunteerism. Mr. Andrews is an advisor for "Leaders of Tomorrow," a leadership development program for freshmen sponsored by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce. He also teaches fellow educators, having presented workshops at two National Science Teachers Conventions.