Wy’east Teacher Runner-Up For State Award

Wy’east Middle School’s STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, art, and math, teacher Patrick Getchis has been tabbed as a runner-up for the state’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.  The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is awarding both Getchis and his school a $2,000 cash prize.  Getchis has been teaching at Wy‘east Middle School for 5 of his 15 total years in education and founded the Wy‘east Middle School Robotics program by writing grants and coordinating with mentors and coaches.  Since then, Wy‘east has won three state robotics championships.  Getchis also co-led additional STEM projects which have included a biodiesel reactor and solar cell phone chargers.

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