[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.