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Updated 08/23/2016 

 

 

President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama today named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 8.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level. Each nomination year of the award alternates between teachers in the kindergarten through 6th grade level, and those teaching 7th through 12th grades. The cohort of awardees named today represent two nomination years, one of teachers in kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms and the other in 7th through 12th grade classrooms.

Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion, and are invited to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony, as well educational and celebratory events, and visits with members of the Administration.

"The recipients of this award are integral to ensuring our students are equipped with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are vital to our Nationís success,Ē President Obama said. ďAs the United States continues to lead the way in the innovation that is shaping our future, these excellent teachers are preparing students from all corners of the country with the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills that help keep us on the cutting-edge.Ē

President Obama and his Administration have taken significant steps to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields in order to fully harness the promise our Nationís students. The Presidentís Educate to Innovate campaign, launched in November 2009, has resulted in more than $1 billion in private investment for improving K-12 STEM education. Additionally, in 2011, the President set an ambitious goal to put 100,000 additional excellent STEM teachers in Americaís classrooms by 2021. Thanks to the work of more than 280 organizations, 30,000 new STEM teachers have already been trained, and resources are in place to train an additional 70,000 STEM teachers by 2021. In parallel, the President has called for increasing the proficiency of Americaís existing STEM teachers with a Master Teacher Corps initiative, which would identify the most effective K-12 STEM teachers and support them in a program to propagate their best practices with their peers. You can read more about the Presidentís commitment to science, technology, and innovation HERE.

 

https://www.paemst.org/

https://recognition.paemst.org/awardees

https://recognition.paemst.org/view

 

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program was established in 1983 by the White House, is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and are the nationís highest honor for mathematics and science teachers.  The program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers for grades k-12 in all 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions.

Every year up to 108 National Awardees each receive a $10,000 award, a paid trip for two to Washington, DC to attend a week-long series of networking opportunities and recognition events, and a special citation signed by the President of the United States.

Email to SD PAEMST Coordinator Allen Hogie

 

The National Science Foundation is now accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Since 1983, more than 4,000 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Presidential awardees receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington DC to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

Anyone--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website.  Teachers may also apply directly at http://www.paemst.org.

An applicant must:

  • ∑ Teach mathematics or science in a public or private school.

  • ∑ Hold at least a Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution.

  • ∑ Be a full-time employee of the school or school district as determined by state and district policies, and teach K-12 students at least 50% of the time.

  • ∑ Have at least 5 years of full-time, K-12 mathematics or science teaching experience prior to the 2010-2011 academic school year.

  • ∑ Teach in one of the 50 states or the four U.S. jurisdictions. The jurisdictions are Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Schools; and the U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

  • ∑ Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  • ∑ Not have received the PAEMST award at the national level in any prior competition or category.

Please consider nominating outstanding mathematics or science teachers today!

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PAEMST Home Page                                  Nomination and Application Forms 

 

  

For information contact SD State Coordinator:
Allen Hogie
allen.hogie@k12.sd.us
416 Country Club Ave
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-2106

 

Nomination and Application Forms 

PAEMST Home Page

 

SD Presidential Award Recipients
1983-2006

Mr. James Nelson
814 12th Avenue SE
Aberdeen , SD 57401

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1983

Dr. Rochelle VonEye
1200 West University Ave
Mitchell , SD 57301

Email: rovoneye@dwu.edu
Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1984

Mr. Kenneth Anderson
3004 East 23rd Street
Sioux Falls , SD 57103

Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1985

Ms. JoAnn Kothe
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1986

Mrs. Marla Walz
2102 Buffalo Street
Pierre , SD 57501

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year: 1987

Ms. Vicki Fredrickson
1220 North Lloyd
Aberdeen , SD 57401
Email: vicki.fredrickson@aberdeen.k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1988

Ms. Helen Kephart
412 W. Clark Street
Vermillion , SD 57069

Email: hkephart@care2.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1989

Ms. Catherine Quinlivan
4106 Pleasant Drive
Rapid City , SD 57702

Email:
cquinlivan@dsdk12.net

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1990

Ms. Della L. Snethen
707 13th Street, P.O. Box 265
Springfield , SD 57062

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1990

Ms. Sherry Kay Petera
1714 13th Avenue
Belle Fourche , SD 57717

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1991

Ms. Anne Thompson
709 E Wiswall Place
Sioux Falls , SD 57105-2031

Email: acwthompson@sio.midco.net
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1991

Ms. Kathy Jean Horsted
Route 1, Box 767
Harrisburg , SD 57032

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1992

Ms. Carol Jenison Murphy
4039 Oakmont Court
Rapid City , SD 57702

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1992

Mr. Alan P. Grinsteinner
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1993

Ms. Diana Rae McCann
41876 Apple Tree Road
Springfield , SD 57062

Email:
dm57062@valyou.net
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1993

Ms. Gail M. Torrence
220 W. 9th Avenue
Webster , SD 57274

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1994

Mr. Joel Albright
3615 Sycamore Place
Rapid City , SD 57702-4966

Email: jalbright@rushmore.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1994

Ms. Kristine K. Malloy
Box 70
Parkston , SD 57366

Email: kmalloy@santel.net
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year: 1995

Ms. Rebecca R. Umenthum
P.O. Box 387
Belle Fourche , SD 57717
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1995

Ms. Rosemary Johnson
6201 Long View Road
Rapid City , SD 57703

Email: rjohnson@rapidnet.com
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year: 1996

Mr. Leo Keiser
202 South 11th Street
Beresford , SD 57004

Email: lkeiser@bmtc.net
Discipline: 7-12 Mathem
atics
Award Year: 1996

Mrs. Charla O'Dea
PO Box 656
19318 US Hwy 85
Belle Fourche , SD 57717
Email: charodea@hotmail.com
Discipline: K-6 Mathemati
cs
Award Year: 1997

Ms. Jean Gomer
Box 96
White , SD 57276

Email: Jean.Gomer@k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1997

Mrs. Rose Kraft
1323 N. Pennsylvania Street
Aberdeen , SD 57401-2160

Email:
rmkraft@hotmail.com

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1998

Ms. Mary Jo Christensen
214 W. 9th Avenue
Webster , SD 57274

Email: chrisbmj@itctel.com
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1999

Ms. Ellen Cooch
219 Union Street
Spearfish , SD 57783-0000

Email:
ecooch@rushmore.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1999

Ms. Teresa McComber
41 E Detroit Drive
Allyn , WA 98524-9700

Email: mctwoman@aol.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2000

Ms. Betty Thomas
41033 312th Street
Springfield , SD 57062

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2000

Ms. Cynthia Kroon
46223 262nd Street
Hartford , SD 57033

Montrose High School
Email: cindy.kroon@k12.sd.us
Phone:
605-363-5025
Discipline: 7-12 M
athematics
Award Year: 2001

Ms. Roxie Ahlbrecht
3101 S Carter Place
Sioux Falls , SD 57105-5923

Robert Frost Elementary

Email: Roxie.Ahlbrecht@k12.sd.us
Phone: 605-367-6170
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2002

Ms. Donna Peterson
345 Buzzell Hill Road
Hope , ME 04847

Belle Fourche Middle School
Email: donnalan@tidewater.net
Phone:
605-723-3367
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2003

Ms. Dawn Wirth
44775 289 Street
Vilborg , SD 57070
Hurley Public School

Email: onhills@iw.net
Phone:
605-238-5221
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2004

Ms. Sandra Ullrich
1318 North State
Aberdeen , SD 57401
Lincoln Elementary School

Email: suteach@abe.midco.net
Phone:
605-725-7200
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2006

Mr. Allen Hogie
416 Country Club Ave
Brandon, SD 57005
Brandon Valley High School
Email: allen.hogie@k12.sd.us
Phone: (605) 582-2106
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2007

Ms. Rebecca Kitts
Pierre SD
Saint Joseph Elementary School
Email: becki.kitts@k12.sd.us
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2008

Ms. Lori Keleher
Miller, SD
Miller High School
Email: lori.keleher@k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2009

Ms. Constance Ahrens
Rapid City, SD
Knollwood Heights Elementary
Email: constance.ahrens@k12.sd.us
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2010

Ms.Deb Snook
Philip SD
Phillip High School
Email: deb.snook@k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2011

Ms. Erin Marsh

Pierre, SD

Pierre Indian Learning Center

Email: erin.marsh@k12.sd.us

Discipline K-6 Mathematics

Award Year: 2012

Ms. Lindsey Brewer

Huron, SD

Huron High School

Email: lindsey.brewer@k12.sd.us

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year: 2013

Ms. Crystal McMachen

Rapid City, SD

Southwest Middle School

Email crystal.mcmachen@k12.sd.us

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year 2014

Ms. Bjorg Remmers-Seymour

East Middle School

Rapid City, SD

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year 2015

 

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