O'Byrne, Michael - PLTW

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Michael O'Byrne

Michael O'Byrne

Mr. O'Byrne (pronounced O-Burn) is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) teacher with the district's Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. In the morning, he teaches "Medical Detectives" at Eblen Intermediate School. In the afternoon he teaches "Automation and Robotics" at Erwin Middle School. This is Mr. O'Byrne's first year as a PLTW teacher, but he previously taught Spanish for 12 years in the Enka and Reynolds school districts. He is a former Buncombe County Teacher of the Year, Enka District Teacher of the Year, and Pisgah Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Mr. O'Byrne also worked for 16 years as a Product Design Engineer for Trident Micro Systems and Motorola Solutions, Inc.

When he isn't teaching, Mr. O'Byrne enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves the outdoors, and especially enjoys bike riding, hiking, backpacking, and paddling.