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The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Since 1983, more than 4,700 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

 The PAEMST portal is currently closed for nominations.

2021 Presidential Award Finalists

 

Benjamin Ellis – Seminole High School 

Laszlo Nagy –  Cypress Bay High School 

 

Our Past Finalists

2020 Presidential Award Finalists

 

Megan Crombie – Florida State University School

Lori Price – The Webster School

Lauren Tyson – Jupiter Elementary 

CONGRATULATIONS to Becky Bride (Palm Harbor University High School), the Florida recipient of the 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching! 

 

Congratulations as well to the Florida finalists, Sonya Smith (Osceola Middle School) and Teresita Lemus.

CONGRATULATIONS to Karina Moran (Manatee Elementary School) and Laura Steele (Wright Elementary School), the Florida recipients of the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching! The 2018 awardees were celebrated in Washington, D.C. in October 2019.

 

Congratulations as well to the 2018 Florida Finalist, Lori Price (The Webster School)!

For the 2017 award year, there were no finalists for the state of Florida.

CONGRATULATIONS to Deeanna Golden (F.M. Golson Elementary School), the Florida recipient of the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching! The 2016 awardees were celebrated in Washington, D.C. in June 2018.

 

Congratulations as well to the 2016 Florida Finalists, Erica Epling (English Estates Elementary) and Jennifer Willis (Phillippi Shores IB World School)!

CONGRATULATIONS to Angela Phillips (Chets Creek Elementary School), the Florida recipient of the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and Kelly Zunkiewicz (Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School), the Florida recipient of the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching! The 2014 and 2015 awardees were celebrated in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

 

Congratulations as well to the 2014 Florida Finalists, Deeanna Golden (F.M. Golson Elementary School) and Natalie Pelham (Annie R. Morgan ElementaryL) and the 2015 Florida Finalists, George Pringle (PK Yonge Research Development School), Michele Meyer (Valley Ridge Academy) and Sue Traynham (Walter L. Sickles High School)!

CONGRATULATIONS to Angela Phillips (Chets Creek Elementary School), the Florida recipient of the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and Kelly Zunkiewicz (Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School), the Florida recipient of the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching! The 2014 and 2015 awardees were celebrated in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

 

Congratulations as well to the 2014 Florida Finalists, Deeanna Golden (F.M. Golson Elementary School) and Natalie Pelham (Annie R. Morgan ElementaryL) and the 2015 Florida Finalists, George Pringle (PK Yonge Research Development School), Michele Meyer (Valley Ridge Academy) and Sue Traynham (Walter L. Sickles High School)!

2013 Presidential Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Robin O’Brien (Seminole Ridge High School/Loxahatchee, FL), the Florida recipient of the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching! The 2013 awardees were celebrated in Washington, D.C. in July 2015.

 

Congratulations as well to the 2013 Florida Finalists, Sandra Daire (Ada Merritt K-8 Center/Miami, FL) and Sue Traynham (Walter L. Sickles High School/Tampa, FL)!

2012 Presidential Award Winners

The Florida recipients of the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are Nancy Bourne (Mathematics/Jupiter, FL) and Barbara Wilcox (Science/Cocoa, FL). CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!

The White House announcement and list of new awardees can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/12/20/president-obama-honors-outstanding-math-and-science-teachers.

PAEMST 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 Florida Finalists
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Leslie Kraynik, Westside Elementary School (Brevard) – pictured left with Voyager Learning’s Jean Correll
Nancy Bourne, Beacon Cove Intermediate (Palm Beach) – pictured right with Voyager Learning’s Jean Correll
Richard Pinchot, Chets Creek (Duval)

 

PAEMS 2011 Winner!

On June 11, 2012, the White House announced the winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Recognition ceremonies for the 2011 Presidential Awardees were held June 27 – 29, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to
Kathleen Jones
Panama City Beach

2011 National Presidential Awardee for
Excellence in Mathematics Teaching!

PAEMS Finalists

Congratulations to the 2011 Florida Finalists
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Joan O’Brien, Indian Ridge Middle School, Broward County

Kathleen Jones, Surfside Middle School, Bay County

Lyn Orletsky, Titusville High School, Brevard County

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

On April 28, 2011, President Obama named 85 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

“The teachers we honor today have demonstrated uncommon skill and devotion in the classroom, nurturing the young minds of tomorrow’s science and math leaders,” said President Obama.  “America’s competitiveness rests on the excellence of our citizens in technical fields, and we owe these teachers a debt of gratitude for strengthening America’s prosperity.”

Congratulations to

Timothy Kenney
Mandarin Oaks Elementary School
Jacksonville

2010 National Presidential Awardee for Excellence in
Mathematics Teaching!

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the Nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. The Awards recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Since 1983, more than 4,000 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education.

If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.  Nominations for teachers of grades K-6 will open in Fall 2011.

http://www.paemst.org