Byron teacher selected for Outstanding STEM Educator award

(ABC 6 News) – A Byron High School teacher has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award.

Jacob Findlay, was one of thirteen southeast Minnesota educators nominated for the 2022-2023 Outstanding Educator Award hosted by STEM Forward (formerly RAMSP) which recognizes K-12 professionals who strive forward toward the highest levels of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) excellence within their schools and community.

Outstanding Educator recipients promote 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.

In the past four years at Byron High School, Findlay has taught several classes including Physical Science, Chemistry, Basic Electricity, Conceptual Physics, Post High School Planning, Intro to Engineering, and Digital Electronics.

Byron High School Principal, Malia Schroeder said, “Mr. Findlay has worked tirelessly over his tenure at Byron to improve many of our systems and courses within the science, careers, and engineering fields.”

The Outstanding Educator Awards event will be celebrated at the 31st Annual STEM Forward Gathering on Feb. 8th, 2023 at The Workshop in Rochester. The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook.