Mike Mohammad Receives Trailblazer Award
Mike Mohammad with Trailblazer Award

Brookfield Central Physics teacher, Mike Mohammad, was awarded The Institute for Personalized Learning's Trailblazer Award on October 31st for his incredible, transformational contributions to advancing education in Wisconsin.

"Mike Mohammad is an outstanding educator who is committed to engaging every student in his or her learning," said BCHS Principal Brett Gruetzmacher. "His passion for teaching, willingness to take risks, ability to work collaboratively with teachers across the District and region, and commitment to continuous improvement uniquely qualifies him as a Trailblazer in the field of education. The staff and students of Brookfield Central are proud of Mr. Mohammad's work in the classroom and for this recognition from the Institute."

Mohammad's accomplishments include leading Elmbrook's first EdCamp in March 2017 and receiving Elmbrook's Engaged in Excellence Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching - High School in May 2017. He has also presented at several state conferences including School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education (SLATE) and the Institute for Personalized Learning's Convening. Mohammad also participated in the first "Uncommittee" process in 2013, creating a student-centered, project-based learning environment for Physics students at Brookfield Central.

Mike's blog Mo Physics, Mo Problems is followed by hundreds of educators where he openly shares his ideas, plans, successes and failures.

"I am grateful to the Institute for Personalized Learning for naming me the recipient of this year's Trailblazer Award," reflected Mohammad. "I have been, and continue to be, surrounded by supportive educators and administrators who challenge me to grow and develop my teaching practices every day. I am especially thankful for my students who work with me to make Physics fun and meaningful to everyday life."