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Cannon Falls High School science teacher Amanda Thompson has been nominated for the 2022-2023 Oustanding Educator Award by STEM Forward along with 12 other southeastern Minnesota edcuators. Submitted photo

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.

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