White House gives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching to our own Melyssa Ferro !
Syringa Middle School congratulates
our very own science teacher, Melyssa
for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and
Teaching (PAEMST). Read about Melyssa at
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers
DC -- President Obama today named 108 mathematics and science teachers as
recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
and Science Teaching. This year’s 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 Washington, DC, event later this summer.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is
awarded annually 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 done at the state level. Each year the award alternates between
teachers teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through
12th grades. The awardees named today teach 7th through 12th grade.
of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science
Foundation to be used at their discretion. They also are invited to Washington,
DC, for an awards ceremony, as well educational and celebratory events, and
visits with members of the Administration.
teachers are shaping America’s success through their passion for math and
science,” President Obama said. “Their leadership and commitment empower our
children to think critically and creatively about science, technology,
engineering, and math. The work these teachers are doing in our classrooms
today will help ensure that America stays on the cutting edge tomorrow.”
Obama is strengthening education in science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM) fields in order to fully harness the promise our Nation’s students.
Investing in exemplary teachers like these awardees is vital to inspiring the
next generation of explorers and innovators. That’s why President Obama
launched the “Educate to Innovate” campaign, which has garnered more than $1
billion in financial and in-kind support for STEM programs. It is also why the
President has called for preparing 100,000 excellent science and mathematics
teachers over the next decade, leading to the creation of “100kin10,” a
coalition of leading corporations, philanthropies, universities, service
organizations, and others working to train and retain STEM teachers across the
Nation. In addition, the President’s proposed STEM Master Teacher Corps aims to
leverage the expertise of some of our nation’s best and brightest teachers in
science and mathematics to elevate the teaching of these subjects nationwide.
learn more about these extraordinary teachers, please visit: https://recognition.paemst.org