Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - Updated: 8:00 am
Quigley Catholic High School biology teacher Elisabeth Talamo has been awarded a “certificate of honor” by St. Vincent College and its Great Teacher Recognition Program.
St. Vincent’s president, Benedictine Brother Norman Hipps, said the award “was established to recognize teachers that serve as role models and make a difference in the lives of students.”
Talamo was previously named an Outstanding High School Biology Mentor for Region 9 (Beaver County) and is an honorary member of the National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine. She teaches freshman biology, honors biology II and college in high school biology, while serving as sponsor of the Quigley’s Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science program.
A 2009 graduate of St. Vincent College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, summa cum laude, Talamo also earned a master’s in science education from St. Vincent in 2014, also summa cum laude. She has also served as an assistant softball coach for Quigley Catholic and continues her long association with the Redstone Highlands Nursing Home as a volunteer piano player for their Catholic service music ministry.