Marylhurst student Liane Rae was named State of Oregon STEM Teacher of The Year by the Air Force Association in October 2015.
Excerpt from an article on KGW.com, November 3, 2015.
“We look to recognize educators who promote STEM – science, technology, engineering and math,” explained retired Colonel James Fenner.
According to her students at Cathedral School in Portland, Mrs. Rae takes a hands-on approach.
“We don’t sit and take notes,” said 6th grade student Anna Niedermeyer. “We learned to build a piano out of cardboard and programmed it to play.”
Rae also caught the judges’ attention by instructing students to make Apps for smartphones.
Rae admits technology can upstage a teacher.
“It means you’re not always going to be the smartest one in the room, but it helps me learn something new through my students every day,” Rae said.
Liane Rae is a Marylhurst student, working toward her Master’s in Education degree. She was also named Apple Distinguished Educator in 2015.