Title: Secondary School Educator
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
Michael Lamb has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in secondary education.
Mr. Lamb is an award-winning mathematics and science teacher who has dedicated his career to his students. Certified to teach physics, chemistry, integrated science and advanced mathematics in the state of Oregon, he amassed 38 years of professional experience before retiring in 2015. He concluded his career as a math and science teacher for Mazama High School in Klamath Falls. Regarded for his personable approach to teaching, he succeeded in this role for more than 30 years. Early on in his career, Mr. Lamb came to prominence as a math and science teacher for Butte Valley High School, Sacred Heart Academy, and the North Little Rock School District. Additionally, he served as an adjunct chemistry instructor for the Oregon Institute of Technology.
In his last year of teaching, Mr. Lamb taught part-time at Air Force base with a local program designed to inspire fifth-grade students to become interest in math and science. In short, it was a way to showcase how subjects in school translate to real life jobs. In addition to fun math problems and science experiments, the program taught elements of computer skills. The program was deemed successful by its administrators due to Mr. Lamb’s creative execution of the classes. From there, Mr. Lamb was asked to develop demonstrative videos to entice future participants to enroll in the program.
In recognition of his professional excellence, Mr. Lamb was the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievers Award. When asked of his success, Mr. Lamb attributes his achievements to a blend of his own academic accolades, as well as his experience as a Boy Scout. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University in 1976, followed by a Master of Education in 1980. A member of the American Chemical Society, Mr. Lamb has remained at the top of his field through his involvement in his professional community. Notably, he served on the legislation advisory council and the People for the Improvement of Education board for the Oregon Education Association. Additionally, Mr. Lamb was the former vice president and building representative for the Klamath Falls Education Association. As he looks ahead to the future, Mr. Lamb intends to enjoy his retirement by indulging in his favorite pastimes, which include reading, travel, camping and fencing.
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