Each year the Home Baking Association selects an outstanding baking educator that has conducted an innovative program teaching kids to bake. The Home Baking Association has selected Katie Brouwer at Roland-Story High School to receive the 2017 Educator Award.

Brouwer is a family and consumer sciences educator in her first year of teaching at Roland-Story. She teaches more than 40 students.

Brouwer’s winning lesson, “The Muffin Man and the Healthy Kids Act,” engaged students in problem-based learning to create a Healthy Kids Act-approved muffin.

Students researched substitutions, analyzed nutrition and evaluated the product.

Brouwer will receive $1,000 and a trip for two to the Home Baking Association annual meeting in New Orleans, La., to present her winning entry to the association membership.

HBA congratulates Brouwer and encourages educators to visit HomeBaking.org for free baking lessons for classrooms or community programs and information on the 2018 Educator Award program.

The HBA is a nonprofit association and annually recognizes educators that implement outstanding, interdisciplinary baking education programs.