Tuesday, October 28, 2008

You go, girl

While growing up in Oshkosh, Alison Jansen Almos ’03 had a female technical education instructor in her graphics class. Although it did not inspire her at the time to become what is now called a technology education teacher, it showed her that she could.

Now Almos is the one proving to young female students that they, too, can become technology education teachers; but not just any technology education teacher—a great one.

Almos, an industrial technology teacher at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley, Minn., was named the Minnesota Technology Education Association New Teacher Excellence award winner for 2007. The award is given to an outstanding teacher with fewer than five years of teaching experience.

Almos is in her fourth year of teaching. She enjoys the hands-on aspects of her class and believes the students have an opportunity to grasp concepts in real applications.

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