Congratulations to MLHS Physical Science Teacher Ben Schulteis, who was named the 2022 MN South District Outstanding High School Teacher!
Read on to hear what those who nominated him said about Mr. Schulteis:
“Mr. Ben Schulteis teaches Conceptual Physics, Everyday Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, and Advanced Placement Physics; although not all of them every year. He also chairs the science department and mentors our first life science teacher.
In addition, he coaches the throwers in track and is a co-advisor to our STEM club. He is an excellent science teacher. He explains difficult concepts in a manner that allows students to understand. When students need extra time with him, he makes himself available before and/or after school.
He makes sure to integrate Biblical truths into his science presentations to make sure the Creator is seen in the order and complexity of the world He created. He strives to engage students through demonstrations, experiments, and labs.
A student and I were talking about chapels and memorable chapel messages, this student immediately remarked that he really likes Mr. Schulteis’ chapels that show how scripture includes scientific truths. In my opinion this demonstrates Mr. Schulteis’ passion for science, the strength of his faith, and his desire for students to grow in their personal faith in Christ.
Mr. Schulteis has brought STEM concepts into his class room and to the Robotics Team. Mr. Schulteis is a blessing to our entire school community! He is a terrific example of what a Christian educator is and is deserving of the honor of High school teacher of the year.”
“Mr. Schulteis, is a teacher dedicated to his job as a teacher and robotics mentor. He is great at teaching seriously, while having fun labs in his various science classes. He is also great at showing, while not directly giving ideas when we, as students/robotics club members are struggling to complete a task given to us.”
Congratulations, Ben, and thank you for your service to Mayer Lutheran and to your students!