Allan Bruner has been a public school teacher at Colton High School for the past 27 years, where he has served as a mathematics, chemistry, physics, psychology, government, personal finance and economics teacher, as well as choir and drama director. He is a Murdock Charitable Trust “Partners in Science” Fellow and a National Board Certified Teacher. He was named the 2006 Oregon Teacher of the Year, and currently serves on the Chalkboard Project’s Distinguish Educators Council. He has been the president of the Oregon Science Teachers Association and was an elected board member for the Oregon Education Association. He has served on numerous district, county and state science panels. He is married and has three adult daughters.