Investigations Workshops Leader Named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

June 21, 2007

Michael Flynn, a second grade teacher from Western Massachusetts, was named the 2007-2008 Massachusetts Teacher of Year.

Flynn was honored today in a ceremony at the State House by Governor Deval Patrick, legislative leaders and education officials. Flynn, has taught second grade at the William E. Norris Elementary School in Southampton for nine years.

According to the Boston Globe, Flynn received the award in part because of his hands-on approach to teaching. His classroom activities include producing a bimonthly television show and raising Atlantic salmon to release in a local river.

TERC extends its congratulations to Mr. Flynn, who has worked with TERC on a number of projects, including serving as an Investigations Workshops leader, helping to transform the learning and teaching of mathematics.

More details of the day's events are covered on the Massachusetts Department of Education web site.

Flynn is automatically the state's candidate for National Teacher of the Year.