Mike Town

Teacher and former Einstein Fellow

Mike Town is a former Einstein Fellow with the National Science Foundation. Mike has been teaching science at Redmond High School in Washington for the past 27 years. Currently, he teaches Advanced Placement environmental science. He is on the planning team for a new STEM school in Redmond, which will feature a CTE course in environmental engineering and sustainable design. Town earned a degree in environmental science at Huxley College of the Environment, a science education degree from Western Washington University, and a master’s of education from the University of Washington. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including National Education Association Foundation Green Prize for the United States; Environmental Educator of the Year from the North American Association of Environmental Educators; Pemco/KCTS Golden Apple Award; Conservation Fund Environmental Educator Award for the United States; Western Washington/Huxley College Distinguished Alumni Award; Amgen Science Teacher Award; AP/Siemens Math/Science Teacher of the Year for Washington State; and Cox/KIRO TV Environmental Hero. Town has written significant environmental and STEM curricula; the most notable being the Cool School Challenge (CSC), which won the EPA Clean Air Award.