Four Arkansas teachers were recently selected as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Two educators received the recognition for 2017 and two for 2018. The National Science Foundation, on behalf of The White House, oversees the program that recognizes teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to professional development, innovative teaching techniques, and technology use in their classrooms.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of STEM education. Since 1983, more than 4,800 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to STEM education. Up to 108 teachers are recognized each year.
This awards program is open to practicing public, private, and parochial school teachers with a minimum of five years teaching experience. State finalists are chosen on the basis of their teaching performance, experience, and leadership by a state selection committee. Applications for each finalist are then forwarded to the National Science Foundation for judging by a national committee. A teacher from each category can be selected as Arkansas Presidential Awardees. For more information, please visit the PAEMST website.
Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominate exceptional science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 1 annually
To nominate or apply, visit www.paemst.org The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The following educators have been selected by state and national committees as outstanding STEM teachers and serve as leaders in science, technology, mathematics, and/or computer science
|Science Program Manager|
|Veronica Hebard||Stephanie Johnson-Carleton|
|State Math Specialist||Science Program Advisor|
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