Upper School Science Teacher Robert Smith has been named one of five finalists for "The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon" Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.
A little about The STEM Teacher of the Year program:
The Hall launched the STEM Teacher of the Year program in October of 2012 when Robert Kraft announced the initiative at the Massachusetts STEM Summit held that year at Gillette Stadium. As part of its education initiative, The Hall started the Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year program in which Robert Kraft committed a $5,000 donation to the winner's school while Raytheon has donated $1,000 to the other finalists' schools for STEM education use.
A five-member committee made up of representatives from The Hall, Raytheon and the Massachusetts Department of Education review applications and select five finalists, who will be scheduled for in-person interviews. Following the interview phase, the winner will be announced and then honored at the Massachusetts STEM Summit. The Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year is open to all full-time, certified, K-12 classroom STEM teachers in a state –accredited Massachusetts public or private school.
The STEM Teacher of the Year award is part of The Hall's education program, which offers students in grades 4-12 standards-based educational modules in a fun, entertaining setting. The Hall hosts more than 18,000 school field trip visitors annually.
Smith will be attending an in-person interview with the selection committee at Gillette Stadium where they will decide on a winner.
The winner will be announced at the Massachusetts STEM Summit this fall.
We hope you will join us in wishing luck to Mr. Smith!