A biology teacher at Cheyenne Central High School is being recognized for outstanding work from a national group.

Kim Parfitt is set to receive the award for being Wyoming's Outstanding Biology Teacher in St. Louis on Nov. 11. The award is being given by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), which each year recognizes one outstanding teacher from each of the 50 states as well as overseas territories and Canada.

Winners are chosen for their teaching ability, experience, and interactions with the community. Relations with students are colleagues are also a factor in deciding award winners.

Central High School Principal Fred George said of Parfitt "She's passionate about science, but she's also passionate about the needs of students, which is a pretty dynamic combination."