STEM teachers named finalists for presidential award


September 13, 2017


PAESMT Logo STEM teachers named finalists for presidential award

Six ASD educators have been named finalists for a prestigious math and science award. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science (including computer science) teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.


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


Awardees also join an active network of outstanding educators from throughout the nation. Since 1983, more than 4,700 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.


ASD’s finalists are:


  • Kelly Auer, East High School
  • Heather Bascom, Romig Middle School
  • Jennifer Childress, Dimond High School
  • Jaymee Keith, Eagle River High School


  • Ann Cherrier, Wendler Middle School
  • Joshua Hall, Dimond High School
  • Michael Lanzarone, Bartlett High School

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