Linda Rost is the 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year and a top-four finalist for National Teacher of the Year. She teaches biology, anatomy and physiology, AP biology, chemistry, and science research for grades 10-12 at Baker High School in Baker, MT. She has successfully facilitated an award-winning science research program and in her 12-year career, 22 of her students have competed at national or international science competitions. Rost is the chair of the Baker Public Schools Professional Development Committee, which she started in 2018 to focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Indian Education for All K-12 collaborations and grant projects. She serves as a teacher leader for the Montana Partnerships with Regions for Excellence in STEM and the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline grants. She is a three-time winner of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Teacher Award, a two-time Continental Cares grant recipient and the 2016 National Vernier Engineering Contest winner.