The Washington Island (Wis.) Observer published a feature article about Larry Hermanson, a science teacher in the Washington Island Schools who graduated from Michigan Tech’s Noyes Scholarship program. The Robert Noyes Teacher Scholarships are funded by the National Science Foundation to help people working or studying in science fields to become teachers in high-needs schools.
From Tech Today.
Teacher benefits from Noyce scholarship
A few years ago Larry Hermanson, the high school science and math teacher at Washington Island School, was a mechanical engineer who was thinking about changing careers. He lived in Houghton, Mich., so he inquired at Michigan Technical [sic] University about how he might become a teacher.
The Noyce stipend paid Hermanson an amount that just about equaled the tuition he needed to pay to take the courses required to become a state-certified teacher.
After Hermanson completed his education requirements and student teaching, he had offers from four high-need schools.
Hermanson is continuing to participate in professional development activities included in the Noyce Scholarship program.
The article continues in the Washington Island Observer, January 16, 2014, by Mary Marik.