Lauren Scherer, a seventh grade pre-algebra and science teacher at Central Middle School (CMS), has been named a semi-finalist for 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Scherer, in her fifth year teaching at CMS, describes her teaching style as “theatrical” and has cats named Pythagoras and Fibonacci – a tip of the hat to her area of expertise.
“I strive to build the confidence within students so that they feel they can conquer any challenge presented to them,” she told EPLN recently. “I believe that math is fun and beautiful and that reframing math in an approachable manner is the key to student success.”
Scherer attended Eden Prairie schools from kindergarten through graduation.
The 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named on May 2 at the Saint Paul River Centre. The awardee will become Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.