Michael John Ahern S.T.E.M. Educator, Mountain View-Los Altos Union School District Musician Inventor Michael Ahern has been designing award-winning curricula for science, technology, mathematics, and the arts for over 28 years. He has served as a Content Area Lead on 2 six-year WASC Accreditations and a CA Model Continuation School Recognition, and has been honored by the CA State Assembly, the CA Continuation School Association, and the US Congress for his teaching excellence. Michael was also named Teacher of the Year in his own district, Mt. View-Los Altos, which ranked as a top 2% school district in 2013. He has collaborated on innovative curriculum design and standards alignment for CA Initiatives for Science and Math Education, CA Leadership Institute for Environmental Education, The Oceanic Society, San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools, and NASA. Michael is also a Governing Board Trustee for the Cabrillo Unified School District in Half Moon Bay, CA. Michael is also an Emmy-nominated musical performer, international recording artist, a voting member for the Grammy Awards for his musical talent and recording engineering skill. Michael has also written and produced a science program for American Public Radio called Nature Speaks.