Scott Tanaka has been teaching high school mathematics for the past 25 years. For the past 15 years, he has taught AP Calculus AB and BC at Minooka Community High School (MCHS). Last year, his BC students averaged a 4.5 on the AP Calculus exam. This past current year, he has started the Calculus 3 curriculum at MCHS. He plans on using the grant to purchase 3D software to enhance the experience for his Calculus 3 students.
The Educator of the Year Awards are presented annually to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees model best practices in teaching or administration inside and outside of the classroom, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education. Any NSHSS Educator teaching high school has the opportunity to apply.