GCAA Educator, Mr. Tim Mulhall, Recognized for Excellence in STEM Teaching

Mr. Tim Mulhall, a teacher at Grand Center Arts Academy, was honored as the second-place recipient of the prestigious Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. The Saint Louis Science Center, in partnership with the Loeb family, recognized Mr. Mulhall and four other finalists for their exceptional dedication to STEM education during an award ceremony at the Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium.
The Loeb Prize, established 29 years ago by Carol Loeb and her late husband, Jerome, aims to celebrate and honor outstanding educators who inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Mr. Mulhall's recognition highlights his commitment to fostering a passion for learning and innovation among his students at Grand Center Arts Academy.
In addition to Mr. Mulhall, other honorees included Elisabeth Greenwood from Belleville West High School as the overall winner and finalists Jason McClelland from Central VPA High School in St. Louis, Marguerite Rousseau from Edward A. Fulton Junior High School in O'Fallon, Illinois, and Sarah Winstead from STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School.
“Great teachers generate a love for learning that enables their students to accomplish amazing things,” said Carol Loeb, who has been teaching high school math for more than 60 years. “This year’s nominated teachers are an extraordinary group of highly qualified and dedicated educators. They are masters of their subjects, technologically savvy, innovative in their classrooms and consummate professionals. It is most rewarding to be able to recognize these outstanding teachers of tomorrow’s STEM leaders.”
The Saint Louis Science Center, through this award, acknowledges the pivotal role educators play in shaping the future of STEM leaders. The Loeb family's continued support underscores their dedication to recognizing and appreciating teachers who inspire the next generation of innovators.