PGCC Instructor is One of a Kind; Wins Outstanding Teacher Award

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Article by: Jennifer L. Colter

With credit given to The Washington Post for formally announcing this major achievement, Prince George's Community College is extremely proud to Congratulate Professor Apollo Cordon. He is a 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award Winner!

Apollo Cordon is a Biology teacher at the Academy of Health Sciences (AHS) at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. AHS follows the Middle College high School design that prepares exceptionally motivated students to complete high school while simultaneously earning an associate's degree in health care sciences in four years. Cordon ensures that his students are college ready by integrating a high school and college-level Biology curricula. Evidence of his distinguished teaching strategy is the school's 100 percent pass rate in his Biology HSA and excellent student performance in college Biology classes.

An educator for 17 years, he served PGCPS for 10 years teaching HDS Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science and AVP Biology. For nine years, he has served as an adjunct profressor of Biology at Prince George's Community College, where he is rated as an excellent professor. Cordon earned his MD and BS in Biology, and Bachelor in Secondary Education in General Science from De La Salle University in the Philippines. A field Biologist, he does research on forest ecology, bio-diversity and conservation, and water quality assessment.

Cordon is an exceptional instructor with a genuine passion and affinity for science. His upbeat and humorous disposition creates an ideal learning environment, and his style of teaching has inspired students to further pursue their careers in this dynamic field.

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