Michael Brust teaches mathematics at Ramstein High School, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Brust believes strong teacher leader skills transcend a classroom, school, and district. Working with two teachers from schools in the district, Tim Kelly and Corey Sullivan, Brust put together a "flipped mastery" program for Algebra I that is being used and modeled throughout DoDEA. The "flipped mastery" model builds in the fact that students are in charge of their own learning and they strive to do well. Students feel successful and confident because of this work.

Brust has a vision for how he feels he can affect instruction for 21st century learners. He is continuing the flipped mastery concept through the high school math sequences and creating innovative multi-age, multi-level classrooms.

Brust met his wife, the former Amanda Lindeman, during his undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is the father of three children, Owen, Emerson and Oliver. Brust went on to earn his Masters' Degree in Mathematics in Education from Western Governor's University while teaching in Lajes Field, Azores. Brust has been teaching throughout DoDEA for the last 12 years. He attributes his ability to give 110% in his career to his supportive wife and loving family.

Michael Brust Mathematics Teacher
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