Sylvia Pakstis

Sylvia Pakstis of Orlando, Fla., is a seventh grade science and English teacher at Conway Middle School in Orlando. Pakstis piloted the Florida LakeWatch Program at the middle school level. She directed students on the proper procedures for monitoring the eutrophication of a nearby lake that students "adopted" for a two year study. Pakstis was voted Conway Middle School's "Teacher of the Year" in 1994 and received Orange County Public School's "Better Than Ever" Award in 1992. She has been a Young Scientists' Club sponsor for the past three years and a member of Orlando Science Center's Educational Task Force.

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