The College of Education will honor an outstanding educator during its convocation ceremony Wednesday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.
More than 225 graduates are expected to participate. The ceremony is a precursor to Grand Valley’s commencement ceremonies on April 30 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
Sarah Toman will receive the Outstanding Alumni Educator Award. Toman received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, education, and mathematics in 2002 and a master’s degree in instruction and curriculum with advanced content specialization in chemistry from Grand Valley in 2010.
Toman teaches at Western Michigan Christian High School in Muskegon. She was a member of the first Target Inquiry cohort which has given her the opportunity to speak at American Chemical Society national conferences as well as write laboratory activities which are now used worldwide. In 2009, she was named the “Mole of the Year” by the National Mole Day Foundation.