“Michele “Mickie” Flores, a K-6 science teacher at Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School, is a self-described geek. That’s why she teaches. “When I was nearing the end of my college years, I thought, ‘Who is it that gets to learn new things all the time?’” said Flores. “And I identified teaching as that career.” She stands by her choice, and it’s paying off. In early February, she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. It is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of kindergarten through grade 12 math and science.”
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Published by Penobscot Bay Press | February 17, 2022