LEE -- Mark Hungate, one of the longest serving faculty members at Lee Middle and High School, was recently honored with the Massa chusetts Association of Science Teachers’ (MAST) "Teacher of the Year Award" for Berkshire County.
Hungate is the 2012 recipient of MAST’s Science Educator of the Year Award for Berkshire County. According to MAST, the award was created to recognize people making outstanding contributions to science education in the various counties of the Commonwealth of Massachu setts.
Hungate has been a teacher at Lee Middle and High School for 29 years. In addition to the rigorous course work, Hungate has taught AP Biology, Physics, Physical Science and other electives. He has served on numerous NEASC visits, curriculum initiatives and STEM projects. He also serves as the Berkshire County delegate to MAST’s board of county directors for the organization.
Most recently, Hungate visited Canada to study polar bears and their habitat.
"The LMHS community is very lucky and appreciative to have Mr. Hungate as part of our staff. MAST could not have picked a more deserving recipient," said Jason McCand less, superintendent of Lee Public Schools.