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Presidential Awards

Presidential Award
for Excellence in Mathematics
and Science Teaching

NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING SECONDARY TEACHER FOR THE 2017 PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING

Nominations and applications for the 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2016. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Teachers in grades 7-12 with at least five years of teaching experience are eligible for the 2017 award. Teachers applying for the 2017 PAEMST award must be nominated and self-nominations are accepted. In the fall, nominations can be submitted on-line through the PAEMST website at www.paemst.org. Contact Sue Wygant at susan.wygant@state.mn.us or 651-582-8581 if you have any questions. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2017, so an early nomination will provide the applicant with sufficient time to complete and submit a high quality application.

Up to 5 state finalists will be chosen by a State Selection Committee. The Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics honors each of the state finalists with a paid two-year membership in MCTM and a complimentary registration for the Minnesota Spring Mathematics Conference. One of the three state finalists will be selected by a National Selection Committee as The Presidential Award winner for Minnesota. The state Presidential Award winner is announced by the White House. The state Presidential Award winner will receive a $10,000 cash award from the National Science Foundation and will be invited to Washington, DC for a week of recognition.

Please consider nominating an outstanding mathematics teacher in grades 7-12 for this prestigious honor. The 2018 award will be open to teachers in grades K-6.