Spring Ridge Teacher Named STEM Educator of the Year

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (May 20, 2010) - Mr. Nathan Swick, a 6th Grade Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academy Teacher at Spring Ridge Middle School, was named STEM Educator of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) during the organization's 22nd Annual Tech Awards held May 13.

"St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS), Spring Ridge Middle School, and the STEM Academy are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher on their staff," wrote Lance and Jyme Alsheimer who nominated Mr. Swick for this award and are parents of students in the STEM Academy at Spring Ridge Middle School. "We are thrilled that he received this honor."

"Nathan Swick is very deserving of this recognition," said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, superintendent of schools. "He has been instrumental in the overall success of the SMCPS STEM program. His passion for his subject area and his commitment to his students is palpable. I am so proud of him."

Each year, TCM recognizes the outstanding work and achievements of local companies and individuals that are helping Maryland to be one of the nation's premier technology states. This year's theme, "Building Something Great Together," focused on the tremendous growth and promising future for the technology community. TCM is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.

Source: St. Mary's County Public Schools

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