STEM Forward Announced Two Winners and Six Finalists for the Outstanding Educator Awards

Posted by Sarah Ness on 12/18/2018


Rochester, MN – Matt Cada (Plainview-Elgin-Millville Public Schools) and Mark Nechanicky (Albert Lea Public Schools) were named the STEM Forward’s 2018 Outstanding Educators.  This special award recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in teaching, outstanding leadership, and a focus on continuous improvement that serves to move students toward high achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

STEM Forward will honor Matt and Mark, as well as fellow nominees Pam Bagniewski (Rochester Catholic Schools), Logan Colby (La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools), Katilin Dunlay (Chatfield Public Schools), Josh Nelson (Red Wing Public Schools), Trina Petterson (Red Wing Public Schools), and Ben Slagle (Red Wing Public Schools), at the Outstanding Educators Awards and Annual Dinner on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Castle Community from 4:30-8:30 PM.