Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Sheridan School Superintendent Micheal Wetherbee

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Sheridan School Superintendent Micheal Wetherbee for his commitment to students’ success.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. 

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Sheridan School Superintendent Micheal Wetherbee for his commitment to students’ success. Mike was recently honored with the 2017 Montana Association of Agricultural Educators’ Administrator of the Year award as well as the 2017 Montana Association of Career and Technical Education’s Administrator of the Year award.

Mike came out of retirement to serve as superintendent when he saw there was a need in the community. When STEM and STEAM learning were just getting a foothold in education, Mike wanted to be sure the school would be on the front lines. With buy-in from the community, Sheridan Schools are becoming well known for putting kids on a path to success through hands-on learning and experiences. In fact, high school students are now teaching fourth graders how to code! In Mike’s own words, “we’ve got it going on academically.”  

When asked about the awards, Mike is much more interested in talking about what the school is doing to build a great FFA program and thriving business department. What excites him the most about these programs, which he has been recognized for, are the opportunities they provide students to leave Sheridan High School and become successful in other places. Mike, who grew up in Montana, understands what service to the community means – and he’s doing it every day by building up the students in Sheridan Schools. Thanks, Mike, for your continued work to shape Montana kids into the bright leaders of Montana’s future!