LIBERTY — After winning a national honor, recognized as Project Lead the Way Engineering Teacher of the Year last winter, Brett Kisker, a teacher at Liberty North High School, has accepted the position as new Northland Center for Advanced Professionals Executive Director. He will replace Sandy Henshaw.

Northland CAPS provides high school students in the Northland with a professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education through full immersion in high demand and high skill careers, a press release states.

Kisker brings more than a decades worth of experience with him as a Project Lead the Way teacher and coach in Liberty Public Schools.

“His award-winning career as an educator makes him the ideal candidate to lead Northland CAPS,” the release states.

Kisker has earned both his bachelor’s degree in physics education and master’s in instructional technology at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He also achieved a specialist’s degree in school administration from Arkansas University.

With a passion for igniting the life-long learner in all students, a press release states, Kisker exposes students to potential careers and connects them with mentors in science, technology, engineering and math related fields doing hands-on projects that help develop 21st century skills.

“I want students to be aware of the opportunities that await them after finishing school,” Kisker said. “To let them know that they don’t have to change who they are to pursue a rewarding career.”

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