President Obama will honor four Nebraska educators this evening with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The recipients are: Amy Falcone, Westbrook Elementary School in Omaha; Kyla Hall, Kloefkorn Elementary School in Lincoln; Nicole Miller, Lakeview Junior/Senior High School in Columbus; and Gregory Sand, Central High School in Omaha.
The PAEMST, administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level. There are 213 award winners this year.
The award ceremony will be held today, September 8th, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. Information about the Presidential awardees can be accessed at https://recognition.paemst.