• Teacher: Paul Rutherford
  • Subject: Engineering
  • School: Summit Technology Academy
  • Awarded: October 2010

Teacher Bio - From students to faculty, Dr. Paul Rutherford is consistently applauded for his commitment to the profession and the development of students. Affectionately known as Doc, Rutherford is a founding instructor at Summit Technology Academy and is in his 27th year of teaching.

Both current and former students consistently speak about how much Rutherford cares about his students. He consistently goes above and beyond to help his students gain real-world experience through his classes, but his efforts don't end there. Rutherford maintains regular contact with a number of his former students, offering words of encouragement as they move onto college and into careers. Rutherford's goal is to not only prepare students to excel in education but to give them tools to excel in life.

Rutherford's receipt of the Educating Excellence award was featured in the Lee's Summit Journal.