Cannon Falls High School science teacher Amanda Thompson is one of 13 southeastern Minnesota educators nominated for the 2022-2023 Outstanding Educator Award by STEM Forward.
The award recognizes K-12 educators who “strive toward the highest levels of science, technology, engineering, and math excellence within their schools and community, with a focus on initiative and continuous improvement in every aspect of their work.”
According to the press release from STEM Forward, recipients of the award “foster high K-12 student achievement, exhibit leadership and support for continuous improvement, promote STEM careers, and demonstrate collaboration among K-12 schools, businesses, and post-secondary education.”
An awards event will be held on Feb. 8 at the 31st annual STEM Forward Gathering in Rochester. STEM Forward is made up of a group of southeastern Minnesota school districts, post-secondary institutions and businesses.
Also nominated are Bonn Clayton of Rochester Public Schools; Katie Donlin, Marcus Leloux, Jeremy Daggett, Jacob Findlay and Jordan Lee of Byron Public Schools; Stephanie Foss of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools; Beth Hamilton of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf; Lisa Lage, Jessica Stanley and Ryan Stanley of Austin Public Schools and Gregory Sullivan of Owatonna Public Schools.