Pinewood science teacher Liesha Sherman was presented with the K-12 Educator of the Year Award by the Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) at their sixth-annual Micro Nano Technology (MNT) Conference in June.
The Educator of the Year Award recognizes a K-12 or community college educator for his or her outstanding contributions to advanced technology education. Nominees for the award must have had a demonstrated impact on technology education on both a local and national level. The award represents MNT’s commitment to recognize educators who make significant contributions to the education and training of today’s evolving technology workforce.
In her position, Mrs. Sherman has made a positive impact in the lives of around 750 students. She has attended multiple professional development training sessions provided by NEATEC for their K-12 outreach and consistently shares new and innovative knowledge with her students, exposing them to cutting edge topics like nanotechnology. She incorporates her expertise and enthusiasm for STEM both inside and outside the classroom, in lessons and after-school clubs and activities alike. Mrs. Sherman maintains an active social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to educate parents and community members about the fields of STEM and nanotechnology and frequently offers up educational opportunities in her classroom and the community at large.