Know an outstanding math or science teacher whose devotion and skills in the classroom are transforming their students’ lives? Nominate them to receive one of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), which are the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. We know there are exceptional mathematics and science teachers out there deserving of such an award—please consider nominating them at www.paemst.org.
Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by President Obama, a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Last year 103 teachers representing 50 states and 4 jurisdictions were recognized for their dedication to teaching and student learning by President Obama; White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren; NSF Director Subra Suresh; Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; and Members of Congress.
The Nomination Deadline is this Friday, April 1, 2011. Nominees must then complete a more detailed application by May 2, 2011. This year, secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) will be selected; next year, elementary school teachers (Grades K-6) will be eligible.
Please help recognize our Nation’s outstanding math and science teachers!
Nafeesa Owens manages the PAEMST award for the National Science Foundation