updated: 10/15/2012 7:03:52 AM
The Indiana Department of Education is set to honor the winners of the nation's top math and science teaching award. Six winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching will be recognized today at a ceremony featuring Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett.
October 12, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett and the Indiana Department of Education will recognize the Indiana finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at a luncheon on October 15, 2012 at the Indiana Historical Society.
PAEMST was established in 1983 and serves as the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teachers. More than 4,100 mathematics and science educators have been recognized for the contributions to the profession since the award’s founding.
Indiana’s 2012 PAEMST finalists are:
Teresa Gross, Westwood Elementary, Greenwood Community Schools
Kristen Poindexter, Spring Mill Elementary, MSD Washington Township
Margaret Strnat, Cumberland Road Elementary, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Amy Berns, James Russell Lowell Elementary, Indianapolis Public Schools
Jeffrey Berry, Snacks Crossing Elementary, MSD Pike Township
Jay Vahle, Woodbrook Elementary, Carmel Clay Schools
WHO: Indiana’s 2012 PAEMST Finalists
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett
Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) President Angela Moreman
Former HASTI President and previous PAEMST recipient Duane Nickel
WHAT: PAEMST Awards Luncheon
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2012
WHERE: Indiana Historical Society
Source: Indiana Department of Education