The official biography below was current at the time of the award.
Peter Loken has been an educator for the past 11 years at Garapan Elementary School. He recently transitioned from teaching sixth grade to teaching all subjects for fourth grade.
Peter is a full supporter of the Next Generation Science Standards and enjoys the opportunity to challenge his students and help them find the connections between science and other content areas. Through class discussions, demonstrations, field trips, student projects, and guest speakers, Peter strives to bring a real life perspective to science for his students.
Peter has received several teaching awards and recognition, recently being selected as a Lowell Milken Center Fellow. He participates in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ocean Exploration project on his home island of Saipan and is a teacher leader for mathematics and science at his school.
Peter earned a B.A. in psychology from Macalester College and a M.Ed. from Framingham State University. He is certified in all content areas to teach in elementary and middle school.