A middle school teacher from Bonner has been named the 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year.
Montana’s Public School Superintendent Elsie Arntzen visited Bonner Thursday to announce that social studies teacher Dylan Huisken had been selected to represent Montana in the National Teacher of the Year program next year.
The 32-year-old Huisken was born in South Dakota, where he received his BA in Education. He earned a Master’s degree in History at the University of Montana in 2013 and is now in his 6th year at Bonner Middle School.
"I’m most excited about sharing with teachers from across the country what Montana does really well," says Huisken. "I’m really proud of our Indian Education For All Program. I think it’s a great program and the state of Montana does such a good job helping teachers implement it."
Montana has only won National Teacher of The Year once in the competition’s 66 year history. That was when Richard Nelson of Kalispell won in 1956.