Maybe your child’s teacher? Or a colleague at your school? Or your own teacher from back in the day, if he or she is still teaching?
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest award a kindergarten – 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. This award is given to outstanding mathematics and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions (Washington D.C.; 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).
As enacted by Congress in the 1983, the President makes up to 108 awards each year. The 2008 call for nominations marks the 25th year of the program. Please support exemplary mathematics and science teaching by preparing to nominate a teacher for this award.
In 2008 Elementary teachers (kindergarten – 6th grade) may apply. The nomination is due February 1, 2008 and the application is due May 1, 2008.
In 2009 Secondary school teachers (grades 7 – 12) may apply. The nomination is due February 1, 2009 and the application is due May 1, 2009.