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As a high school chemistry teacher, Ms. Currie describes herself as made out of potassium chlorate, phosphorus sesquisulfide, zinc oxide, wax, powdered glass, and a little wood—the ingredients of a matchstick. Why, you might ask? To light the fires of curiosity within her students. She believes curiosity leads to thinking and thinking leads to learning and curiosity cultivates a love of learning. Ms. Currie has been a teacher at Los Alamitos High School for 27 years, with a total of 34 years in the profession. Some of her accomplishments include Science Olympiad Outstanding Coach, Oak Leaf Honorary Service Award, UC Irvine's Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher, and Harry J. Aslan Fellow High School Teacher of the Year. She has been a New Teacher Mentor, Instructional Coach, WASC Chair, Faculty Forum President and has served on numerous committees such as Academic Council, District curriculum Steering and the District Science Committee. Los Alamitos Unified School District is proud to honor Kathryn Currie as our 2014 Teacher of the Year. This “matchstick” continues to Ignite Unlimited Possibilities for all Students!