First Name

Therese

Last Name

Laux

Bio

Therese Laux is a facilitator, collaborator, innovator, and creativity entrepreneur at Omaha North High Magnet School. She has both founded and developed the school's Music and Media Technology Program. Therese believes in embracing today's technology to facilitate creative learning opportunities for all students. To be a student in her classroom community is an adventure in discovering one's passion and potential. Students in her program have earned awards from the National School Boards Association, Fort Omaha Film Conference, Nebraska Educational Technology Association, Apple Digital Media Competition, and others. Therese considers herself a lifelong learner and is appreciative of the outstanding educational opportunities she has received at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska-Llincoln, Temple University, and through other, less formal environments. She has shared her views on creativity, technology, and education at conferences accross the nation including National Educational Computing Conference, National School Boards Association Technology and Learning Conference, and Magnet Schools of America. Ms. Laux is humbled and proud to be an Apple Distinguished Educator (2007), a "Best Buy Teacher Award" recipient (2009), AIM Institute K-12 Technology Educator of the Year (2009), ITW Educator of the Year (2009) and a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad delegate (2010, Africa).