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Tim Oltman awarded the ITEEA Kentucky Teacher Excellence Award

Congratulations to Mr. Tim Oltman, engineering teacher at Martha Layne Collins High School. Mr. Oltman was awarded the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's Kentucky Teacher Excellence Award. Mr. Oltman has been teaching at MLCHS since 2013 and was the MLCHS Teacher of the Year in 2017-18. According to colleagues, Mr. Oltman is loved by his students.  He does not "hold their hands" but facilitates their learning. Currently, he is working with Mark Harrel, engineering consultant and director of KYTSA, Career Pathways branch for the state of Kentucky, to create new engineering standards. 

Donna Jones, associate principal at MLCHS, said, "Mr. Oltman does many things to support students.  He, along with Mr. Shane Hare (co-teacher), hosted the largest robotics compeition in the US and the largest state-level robotics competition. He has also had several engineering students to win a poster competiion at the state capital in the Project Lead the Way competition. Students bring their innovative ideas to solve real-world problems and showcase them through a large poster, that includes visuals and explanations of the process."

Mr. Oltman will be presented the award in March of 2019 at the ITEEA Conference in Kansas City. 

Again, congratulations to Mr. Tim Oltman!  Thank you for representing our school and our district well!