Kaycee Duffey, who is in her 14th year of teaching at Forest Hills Northern High School, is the recipient of the Inspiring Teacher Award through Michigan State University’s Women in Engineering program. MSU student Zarah Osmani, an FHN alumna, nominated Duffey for this honor. In a letter Duffey received from MSU it states, “One of our outstanding female engineering students credits you with inspiring her to pursue an engineering major. The Inspiring Teacher Award recognizes exceptional teachers, after-school program instructors, school counselors, and any other educators who have gone out of their way to encourage students in their pursuit of engineering.”
“I was incredibly honored to have a former student who is excelling in her own right, take the time to nominate me,” Duffey said. “Zarah was a pleasure to have in class, hard working, and always kind. I know she is going to be successful and have a positive impact on the world.”
Duffey will join Osmani during a recognition event later this month. Duffey teaches chemistry and Advanced Placement chemistry, and has taught biology, introduction to science, chemistry in the community, and environmental science.