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 was a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, the highest recognition bestowed upon science teachers by the U.S. government. In 2017 I was one of two educators nationwide to receive the National Science Teachers Association's Distinguished Teaching Award. This is my 18th year of teaching. I enjoy helping people explore and understand the natural world, especially our local sagebrush steppe ecosystem and its community of native plants and animals.
In addition to my work in the classroom, I write 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 a variety of professional development and grant settings at the local, state, and national level. I am currently writing my first book on education with two colleagues.
Outside of teaching I am an avid trail runner, cyclist, gardener, and nordic skier. I play the piano, guitar, and mandolin.