Melyssa Ferro, who teaches science in Caldwell School District, was named Idaho's 2016 Teacher of the Year Tuesday.
Ferro has taught science to sixth through 10th graders in the district for 15 years.
“Melyssa Ferro, the 2016 Teacher of the Year, not only serves as a role model for all kids in the (science, technology, engineering and math) sciences but also with minorities and girls giving them successful experiences exploring STEM,” Jodie Mills, Caldwell School District superintendent, said. “She also serves as an incredible example of what a highly qualified effective educator does in the classroom.”
Ferro also received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching this year.