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2012 Presidential Award is Announced:

Pierre Teacher Erin Marsh Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

Erin Marsh, a mathematics teacher from Pierre Indian Learning Center in Pierre, South Dakota has received the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest honor for K-12 teaching in these fields.
White House Press Release

   Established by Congress in 1983, and administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation, the PAEMST program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions. The jurisdictions are Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Department of Defense Schools, and the U.S. territories as a group (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each state and jurisdiction can select up to three mathematics and three science teachers as state finalists. From this field of state finalists, a maximum of 108 Presidential Awardees are selected. Recipients of the 2012 Presidential Awards will be announced during a week of celebratory events this spring in Washington.

   “The Presidential Awards is one way of honoring outstanding teachers for the excellent work they do each year in helping to keep the United States competitive globally in mathematics and science,” said the Program Director of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education programs at the National Science Foundation. “They have the knowledge, skills, commitment, and determination to bring out the best in their students.  Evaluation results show that teachers who receive the Presidential Award use that recognition, honor, and award funds to grow professionally and to help improve teaching and learning of mathematics and science in their schools, districts, and states by taking on the roles of leaders, mentors, and scholars in their communities.

   Previous South Dakota Awardees have become leaders on the state mathematics standards writing committees, other committees at the state level, national committees for the National Science Foundation and leaders in the South Dakota Council Teachers of Mathematics. The National Awardee receives a citation signed by the President, a paid trip to Washington, DC, to attend a week-long series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation. More information can be found at www.paemst.org. 


Congratulations to Lori Wagner, Lindsey Brewer and
Bjorg Remmers-Seymour: State Finalists for 2013 Secondary Presidential Award


Secondary Teachers Selected as SD 2013 PAEMST Finalists
National Awardee to be Announced Soon

Lindsey Brewer has been teaching for eight years, seven years in her current position at Huron High School, Huron, SD.  She currently teaches two sections of Pre-Calculus, two sections of Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry and a double block section of Algebra.  She graduated from Huron University in 2004 with a BS in both Math Education and Biology and a double minor in Technology and Health.  She has a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Black Hills State University in 2007.

Bjorg Remmers-Seymour has been teaching for ten years, the last year in her current position at Rapid City Academy in Rapid City, SD.  She currently teaches three double sections of Integrated Math 1.  Bjorg graduated from Black hills state University in 2001 with a BS in Elementary Education and minor in Middle School.   She became certified in 7-12 mathematics and 5-8 mathematics.

Lori Wagner has been teaching for 23 years, the last eleven in her current position at Webster Area High School, Webster, SD.  She current teaches General Mathematics, Algebra II, Advanced Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry.  In 1989 she graduated from Northern State University with a BS in Mathematics Education.

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:

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· Teach mathematics or science in a public or private school.

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· Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

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· 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.

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

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· 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).

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· Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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

Elementary (K-6) nominations are now open.

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:
                        Diana McCann
                       
31133 Bon Homme Rd
                        Tabor SD 57063
 

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

 

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