Distinguished alumni

Kevin Brasser Distinguished Professional Achievement

Brasser graduated from Northwestern College in 1985 and taught English in Taiwan for a year before returning to NWC to earn his teaching certificate. He has been a science teacher at South O’Brien High School in Paullina since 1987; he also is a huddle coach for the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and coaches junior high football, and high school girls and boys basketball and softball. Brasser has won a number of science teaching awards, including Outstanding Biology Teacher of Iowa in 2000 and a RadioShack Technology National Teacher Award in 2001. He also earned a NASA Educator Astronaut Teacher Fellowship. This past March, he traveled to the White House to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from the National Science Foundation. He was the only science teacher from Iowa to win.

Award year: 2004