NEW LONDON — New London-Spicer teacher Chad Powers was honored with an Educators of Excellence award by the Minnesota Rural Education Association, according to the organization’s website.

The award honors inspiring educators who demonstrate positive impact on students and student achievement; leadership in the school, district and community; innovative and creative instructional practice that impact all students; and collaborative efforts with fellow educators, parents, families and the community.

Powers teaches science at New London-Spicer High School and coaches multiple sports. He also serves as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in the area, leading him to develop an EMT program for his students.

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