Dr. McCoy has been Science Department Chair and an award-winning Biology and Genetics teacher at North Cobb High School, Kennesaw, Georgia, for 30 years. He also taught for four years for NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center as an Education Specialist, and taught on a year-long Fulbright exchange to England. His B.S. in Biology is from Georgia State University, Master of Education is from The University of Georgia, and Ph.D. in Science Education is from Georgia State. Among his awards, Dr. McCoy has been named Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Biology Teacher for Georgia, and he has received the Presidential Award for Science and Mathematics Teaching from the White House. In 2002, he was recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science with the Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award, given for his work to create quality science education in Georgia. He has been an advisor to many agencies, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Human Origins Project. Dr. McCoy is the winner of the National Evolution Education Award and the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship. He was selected Atlanta's Honor Teacher, Cobb County Teacher of the Year and STAR Teacher. He is very humbled by the fact that his students have dedicated their yearbook to him twice.