Amazing Week for Metro Tech Math teacher Sunghwan Byun

Posted by Community Relations on 1/21/2015

What a week for math teacher Sunghwan Byun. On Tuesday, January 6, he was selected to attend President Obama’s address at Central High School. That day (January 8) he was randomly picked as a golden ticket holder, and sat on stage behind Obama. The very next morning, Byun was sworn in as a U.S. Citizen. Byun earned his first degree in South Korea, but became interested in the U.S. as an international exchange student at the University of Hawaii. He came to Oregon State University where he received his M.S. in Mathematics Education. Byun has taught for seven years, four at Metro Tech teaching AP Calculus and Pre-Calculus classes. Last year he became a National Board Certified Teacher.