Westside High School mathematics teacher was named Nebraska 2013 Teacher of the Year today during a surprise award presentation.
Angela Mosier has been teaching math at Westside since 1999. Today Nebraska Commissioner of Education Roger Breed presented the award to Mosier. She was one of four finalists for the award.
Mosier described herself as a life-long learner who always enjoyed being in class and learning something new. She said the major issue in public education today is the achievement gap between groups of students.
“We have to close the gap one teacher at a time,” Mosier wrote. “A single group of teachers in one school has the power to close the achievement gap if they analyze achievement data, collaborate to re-write curriculum and identify effective instructional strategies that increase achievement for all students.”
The other three finalists were Pat Olson from Blair High school, Sandi Seckel, a second grade teacher at Columbus Public Schools and Judith Ann Stucky, a science teacher at Westside High School.