Science teacher from Hillsborough County named as a finalist for Florida Teacher of the Year

Hillsborough County science teacher Clayton Nylund was named one of five finalists for Florida Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made in class, and Nylund was praised for his ability to make physics and engineering courses popular among students. In 2019, he introduced a Principles of Technology course that allowed students to engage in hands-on projects involving research, design, building, testing, and competing.

Nylund’s curriculum has been expanded to six other high schools with nearly 1,000 participants. In February, he was named Hillsborough Teacher of the Year. His contest essay emphasized the importance of bringing oneself and a focused mind to class. As one of the finalists chosen from 74 district teachers of the year, Nylund’s innovative teaching methods and commitment to his students make him a strong contender for the prestigious title of Florida Teacher of the Year.

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