Michael Town
Redmond High School
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Mike Town is a teacher at Redmond High School in Redmond Washington. He was a 2010-2011 Einstein Fellow working on STEM education policy issues for the National Science Board Office. For the past 25 years, Michael has taught numerous integrated high school STEM courses in Redmond, Washington including Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Design. Both courses are dual credited and Career and Technical Education (CTE) certified. Mike has work on committees in Washington State to design standards for a state certified CTE course in Environmental Science and Sustainability and an endorsement certification in Environmental and Sustainability Education for pre-service teachers. Mike has written significant environmental curriculum. The most notable is the Cool School Challenge (CSC) which enables students to conduct energy audits and develop action plans to measure and reduce the carbon footprint in schools across the United States. The CSC has won the EPA Clean Air Award, and Mike’s CSC students received the Presidents Environmental Youth Award from President Bush. He also helped develop and design an environmental education center and serves as a board member for the Environmental Education Association of Washington. Mike had won numerous awards including the National Education Association Foundation Green Prize for the United States, Environmental Educator of the Year from the North American Association of Environmental Educators and the Conservation Fund Environmental Educator Award for the United States. Mike earned degrees in Environmental Science and/or Science Education from Huxley College of The Environment, Western Washington University and the University of Washington. Mike will be returning to teaching at Redmond High School in Redmond, Washington in September 2011.

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