Dr. Gillian Winters received her Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Delaware under the supervision of Prof. Karl Unruh. She has just received the 2015 Paul Zitzewitz Excellence in Pre-College Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers. Gillian Winters is a New York State Master Teacher and high school physics teacher from St. James, NY. This award is in recognition of contributions to pre-college physics teaching, and awardees are chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in communicating the excitement of physics to their students.
Winters earned her BS and MS in physics at the McGill University in Montreal. Following coursework for certification for secondary education, physics and general science, she began her career as a physics teacher at Sachem Central School District in Holbrook, NY, where she taught Regents Physics and AP-B Physics, and led the Science Research Program. In 2005 she moved to the Smithtown Central School District in Smithtown, NY, where she teaches Regents, AP-B or AP-1 Physics, and AP-C Physics with Calculus.
Read more here (scroll down to 4th award): http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/tpt/53/8/10.1119/1.4933141#s4