Tyler Lux Named Salem High Teacher of the YearThe Salem Community High School Teacher of the Year is Science Teacher Tyler Lux.
Lux was selected for the award by the Salem High School Academic Foundation from nominations made from the teaching staff and administration.
Superintendent Brad Detering says it brought great pride to present the award because he formerly taught and coached Lux.
"He's an outstanding educator, coach, role model, and generally just a great man. It is rewarding for me personally because Tyler came through as a student, as a player, and now for him to be awarded with the Academic Foundation Teacher of the Year is quite impressive. He's a leader in the classroom with his integration of technology. He's been a huge advocate of the iPad program and the things he has done in development in the science curriculum relative to the iPads," said Detering. "He [Lux] also volunteers as the Huddle sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes."
Detering says Lux will be adding duties as curriculum technologist next school year to assist other teachers in use of technology in their classes. Detering also notes that Lux had two student teachers this year, which speaks volumes about his work ethic and desire to help others get into the profession.
Lux in turn thanked the Salem High School staff. "I have been taught by many of the teachers here, including the retirees and the administration. They were my teachers. Basically they have formed me into what I am and they have inspired me to have a passion for kids and development of them into solid citizens and to challenge them also on any endeavor they chose to take and job path for their lives," said Lux. "Really anything I have to offer has been given to me by those who came before me."
Lux received a $500 check from the Salem High School Academic Foundation to be used in his classroom. The Salem High Teacher's Association also provides a token of appreciation to the winning teacher. The award was presented at the end of school year breakfast held at SCHS on Friday.
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