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Peers Honor Salina Teacher

KSAL Staff - March 1, 2014 7:25 am

l-r: Wayne E. Nelson, City of Salina engineer, presents Michael Hair, Central High School instructor, with the KSPE Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year award.

l-r: Wayne E. Nelson, City of Salina engineer, presents Michael Hair, Central High School instructor, with the KSPE Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year award.

A Salina teacher is honored.

According to USD 305, Salina Central High School industrial arts/technology education teacher Michael Hair has been named the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers 2014 Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year.

The Outstanding Teacher of the Year award is presented to an individual that goes beyond the regular classroom curriculum and challenges and expands the students’ exposure to math and/or science. Karla S. Waters, engineer at Wilson & Company, and Wayne E. Nelson, City of Salina engineer, surprised Hair with the award in his classroom.

Hair has a BS degree in technology studies from Fort Hays State University. He has a master’s degree in educational administration and leadership from Kansas State University. He is an active member of the career and technology education planning committee and has received the Teacher of the Month award.

The Kansas Society of Professional Engineers is a professional organization offering a tri-level membership at the national, state, and local levels to approximately 800 engineers practicing in Kansas. Members work in a variety of capacities and are a diversified group with backgrounds in all engineering disciplines. The KSPE mission is to promote, recognize, and enhance the engineering profession by delivering professional development products and services, encouraging licensure, and advocating legislation and public policy for the betterment of human welfare and the profession.

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