[**UPDATE**: I was awarded the PAEMST! Read about it here.]

I am proud and excited to announce that I am a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)!

The PAEMST is a national award given annually to at most two teachers from each state in the US. The awards alternate each year between K-6 teachers and 7-12 teachers.

I have been named a finalist for New York state, along with three other mathematics teachers. Decisions at the national level will be made later this year, and the award carries with it a Presidential Certificate and a trip to Washington, D.C. for meetings and professional development.

It is a great honor to be named a finalist. The application process was intense and comprehensive, but it was a worthy professional experience, and I’m glad that the selection panel saw the value in my work. I also know two of the other finalists from New York and have great respect for them, so I know our state will be well-represented.

You can read the announcement at the New York State Education website, and find out more about the PAEMST here.

Well done, Patrick. The PAEMST is a phenomenal award & enriching professional experience. Your work and leadership are clearly worthy of this recognition. Congrats!

Thanks for the kind words, Chris. I hope I have more good news to share later!

Congratulations!

Thanks, Theron! Hopefully more good news will come later this year.

Richly deserved, Patrick. Congratulations on this wonderful recognition.

That’s excellent news – congratulations!

Thank you both, Fawn and Evan!

Excellent! Congrats!!!

Congratulations!

Hello Patrick-

I just came across your website-

I really enjoyed what you wrote about writing in the Math Classroom-

Good luck with the PAEMST award (I won 2012 K-6 from NY State)!

Best Josh Rosen

Thanks, Josh. I’d love to hear how you get elementary kids writing about math. And congrats to you!