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2017 Educator of the Year

Hastings Public Schools is very proud
to announce that our 2017 Educator of the Year is Mr. Michael Trindle!

Mr. Trindle, a Skills and Technical Sciences Teacher at Hastings Middle School, has been with the District for 23 years. At present, Mr. Trindle leads what may be the leading Middle School STS Program in all of Nebraska.  The quality of the program was greatly enhanced by an economic development grant Mr. Trindle continues to implement.  Mr. Trindle serves students in a variety of ways.  He is the Middle School Skills USA Sponsor, the STS District Curriculum Liaison, the Head 7th Grade Football Coach, and the Head Middle School Track Coach.  He also sponsors intramural girls basketball and supervises weight training.  Without a doubt, Mr. Trindle is a committed teacher worthy of recognition!


B.A. Education, Industrial Technology, University of Nebraska-Kearney (1994)

M.A. Education, Vocational Education, University of Nebraska-Kearney (2001)



Here is just a taste of what the administrators nominating Mr. Trindle had to

say about him:


Mr. Trindle is one of the most well organized teachers and coaches we have had the pleasure of working with.  In the classroom, Mr. Trindle has the difficult job of organizing multiple tools and pieces of safety equipment.  Mr. Trindle is consistently well prepared and is more than willing to put in extra time for the benefit of students.


Mr. Trindle is an amazing teacher who cares about students and

what they will learn in his classes as well as where they are

headed in life.  Whether in the classroom or on the field,

Mr. Trindle is the real deal!