Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, University of Idaho, 1999 Master in Teaching, Washington State University, 2004 Teacher Consultant, Boise State Writing Project
Mr. Micah Lauer
I teach life science at Heritage Middle School. I earned an undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho and a graduate degree (M.I.T) in Education at Washington State University. I started teaching in 2004. I was a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, the highest recognition by the U.S. government for science teachers. In 2017 I was one of two educators nationwide to receive the National Science Teaching Association's Distinguished Teaching Award. I enjoy helping people explore and understand the natural world, especially our local sagebrush steppe ecosystem and its community of native plants and animals.
I have also written for publication about education and fly fishing/conservation. My work has been published by Voices from the Middle (National Council of Teachers of English), the National Writing Project, and Northwest Fly Fishing magazine and Southwest Fly Fishing magazine. I am a Teacher Consultant with the Boise State Writing Project and have worked with educators in professional development and grant settings at the local, state, and national level. I am currently writing my first book on education with two colleagues.