Posted: Tue, 10/11/2011 - 1:09pm Updated: Wed, 10/23/2019 - 12:58pm
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) has been given to outstanding educators since 1983. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
More than 4,800 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, you are encouraged to nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.
More details about this program and nomination details may be found on the PAEMST website. https://www.paemst.org/

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Why Apply?

Recipients of the award receive the following:

  • A certificate signed by the President of the United States.
  • A paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities.
  • A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to recognizing outstanding teaching in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or computer science, the program provides teachers with an opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the nation. This growing network of award-winning teachers serves as a vital resource for improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or computer science education and keeping America globally competitive.

2018 Awardees

Aaron HamiltonAaron Hamilton
Wyandotte Elementary School
Lafayette, Indiana

2018 Award | K-6 Science

Holly MillerHolly Miller
Riverside Intermediate School
Fishers, Indiana

2018 Award | K-6 Mathematics

2017 Awardees

David FerrisDavid Ferris
Noblesville High School
Noblesville, Indiana

2017 Award | 7-12 Mathematics

John GensicJohn Gensic
Penn High School
Mishawaka, Indiana

2017 Award | 7-12 Science

2016 Awardees

Lisa Leliaert – Mathematics – 

Lisa Leliaert
Pictured: Awardee Lisa Liaert holding Presidential certificate between Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Michael Kratsios, and National Science Foundation Director, Dr. France A. Córdova.

Shelly Sparrow – Science –

Shelly Sparrow
Pictured: Awardee Shelly Sparrow holding Presidential certificate between Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Michael Kratsios, and National Science Foundation Director, Dr. France A. Córdova. 

2015 Awardees

Hugh Ross – Science –

Hugh Ross
Pictured: Awardee Hugh Ross holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

Michael Spock – Mathematics –

Michael Spock
Pictured: Awardee Michael Spock holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

2014 Awardees

Kristen Poindexter – Science

Kristen Poindexter
Pictured: Awardee Kristen Poindexter holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

 

Martin Briggs
Pictured: Awardee Martin Briggs holding Presidential certificate between Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

2013 Awardees

Melissa Colonis – Mathematics

Melissa Colonis
Pictured: Megan Smith U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Melissa Colonis PAEMST Awardee, and Dr. France A. Cordova Director of the National Science Foundation

Liviu Haiducu – Science

Liviu Haiducu
Pictured: Megan Smith U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Liviu Haiducu PAEMST Awardee, and Dr. France A. Cordova Director of the National Science Foundation

2012 Awardees

Teresa Gross – Science

Teresa Gross
Pictured: Teresa Gross awarded by The Director of the National Science Foundation and The Former Undersecretary of Education.

Jay Vahle – Mathematics

Jay Vahle
Pictured: Jay Vahle awarded by The Director of the National Science Foundation and The Former Undersecretary of Education.

2011 Awardees

Natalie Schneider & Stacy McCormack-2011 PAEMST winners
Indiana teachers Natalie Schneider from Belzer Middle School in Indianapolis and Stacy McCormack from Penn High School in Mishawaka were 2011 PAEMST winners. All 97 winners from across the country are recognized during a three day event in Washington DC. Winners also receive a $10,000 prize from the National Science Foundation.

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Natalie Schneider, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Natalie Schneider, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Stacy McCormack, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Stacy McCormack, and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Cora Marlett in Washington DC.

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