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Hi! My name is Nick Altringer and I’m happy to be at Murray Middle School this year. I will be teaching Life Science, Magnet Science I, and Environmental Science.
In class, I’m looking forward to engaging the students in lots of experiments, investigations, research and applied science in the “real world.” If you want more information about the courses that I teach, click on one of the links at the right.
This is my fifth year at Murray and as a Teacher. Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in the recreation and fitness industries. I guide fishing and fly fishing trips from trout and smallmouth bass. I also taught many youth how to fish and fly fishing through the University of Minnesota's Youth Programs in the years since graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Biology in 2002. In the fitness industry I managed a local fitness center and personal training departments.
I grew up in the northern suburbs here in the Twin Cities. In my “off time,” I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, camping, cooking, travel, hunting, and enjoying life.
My educational background: BS in Biology from the U of M, Teaching Licensure program at Hamline University. I am currently working on my Master's in the Art of Teaching at Hamline University. I am looking forward to introducing more engineering into my classroom after participating as a fellow of the EngrTEAMS grant at the University of Minnesota STEMcenter.
The fastest way to reach me is by e-mail:
Let's make it the best year ever.
If you would like to support things going on in my classroom click through this link
Murray's Renewable Energy Challenge