In the month of February, Anderson received national recognition as the Project Lead The Way Gateway Teacher of Year Award, due to his hard-work and dedication at Joe Walker. Anderson’s national recognition was due to be recognized by the City of Lancaster.
“A great representative of Lancaster, what he has accomplished is absolutely magnificent,” stated the Lancaster mayor.
Anderson is not just a mentor but also a companion who helps students succeed in the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The cutting-edge programs coordinated by Anderson are part of Project Lead The Way, the nation’s leader in K-12 STEM education programs.
The annual Project Lead The Way California State Conference recognizes three educators in the state of California. The Gateway Teacher of the Year award is presented to an educator that teaches middle school students engineering and biomedical science curriculum.
“Matt’s hard work has provided Joe Walker students with an award-winning VEX Robotics Team and a state of the art 3-D printing lab,” stated Westside Union School District Superintendent Regina Rossall.