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Rachel Zlotziver

Congratulations to Fremont High School teacher Derek Koning, selected as just one of five Texas Instruments STEM Teachers of the Year to be honored at the 2019 Santa Clara County Teacher Recongition Celebration in October.

In his application, Derek shared that he loves “helping students to see the real-life power of those two subjects and how they are so much more than sitting and crunching numbers. I enjoy going to work every day because I can see the growth of my students and get to use my creative abilities in my efforts to get them excited about the possibilities that math and engineering can open for them in their own lives.”

The Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Award honors public school teachers for their outstanding contributions in the subjects of science, technology, entineering and math. Each applicant was nominated by their principal and subjected to a rigorous selection process. Each STEM award winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 from Texas Instruments and will have the opportunity to attend a free professional development course offered by the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

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