Lisa Salyers

Lisa Salyers, a Chagrin Falls High School science teacher, was celebrated as the 2024 recipient of the Heller-Dabrowski Outstanding Chemistry Teacher Award by the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The prestigious recognition was presented to her at the monthly Cleveland ACS meeting held on Wednesday, April 17, at John Carroll University.

The event served as a platform to honor Salyers and the winners from the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF). Attendees had the opportunity to witness the remarkable work of the student awardees, followed by a dinner and a captivating keynote address.

The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Rekha Srinivasan, the James S. Swinehart Professorial Teaching Fellow, Fulbright Scholar and Specialist, and Senior Instructor of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. Her insightful presentation added to the celebratory atmosphere, further honoring the achievements of Mrs. Salyers and students alike.

“Lisa has dedicated her career to inspiring young minds and fostering a love for science and has an unwavering commitment to excellence in teaching,” said Principal Amanda Rassi, Chagrin Falls High School.  “Her ability to ignite curiosity in her students makes her deserving of this Outstanding Chemistry Teacher Award.”

The event not only celebrated the accomplishments of Salyers but also served as a platform to encourage and motivate the next generation of scientists and researchers. The synergy between educators, students, and professionals in the field of chemistry creates an environment conducive to learning, networking, and fostering a passion for science.