2013 PAEMST Secondary Science WinnerPresidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (PAEMST) Scott Holloway.
Secondary Science Presidential Award Recipient
"The Presidential Award reinvigorated my teaching and encouraged me to reevaluate my educational goals. I found that more than anything, I am an amalgam of great teachers, administrators, staff, and students from who I have learned. With every year, I continue to share stories, ideas, and problems and grow as much, if not more, than my students. I am thankful to have encountered so many great educators and students in my career and hope to continue to share what I have learned with others."
Scott Holloway began his 16-year career as an educator at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, CA. During this time, he taught Advanced Physical Science and AP Environmental Science, and acted as science chair. He mentored and led a Canon Envirothon team to first place in California and fourth place in North America, as well as the school’s varsity girls’ soccer team to three city championships.
His passion for teaching continued as the physics teacher at Westlake High School for the past seven years. He teaches AP Physics to 11th and 12th graders.
Scott's talent lies in his ability to instill enthusiasm for science and learning in his students. His mastery of the subject matter and his ability to make learning fun and relatable fosters a dynamic and engaged learning environment. His teaching style has resulted in the physics program more than tripling in size. He has also served as the robotic and physics clubs advisor. He combined technology, projects and real life problem solving, encouraging and preparing students for STEM careers.
Scott has presented at TEDxConejo and NSTA conferences on inspiration through academic play in AP physics.
Scott has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.A. in science education from California State University, Northridge. He is certified in physics education at the secondary level.