Superintendent Randy Dorn announced this morning that six Washington elementary teachers have been selected as finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST is the highest honor for K-12 science and math teachers and is awarded once a year to teachers from each state and U.S. jurisdictions and territories. To be considered for the award, teachers must first be nominated, complete an application and have that application be approved by state and national selection committees.
In a press release announcing the finalist, Dorn stated, “What is most impressive about this group of teachers is their incredible skill in reaching students with a wide variety of ability in math and science. In their classrooms students who have struggled seem to flourish, and accomplished students achieve even higher.”
The state-level finalists are:
- Allison Greenberg, Hawthorne Elementary, Everett
- Pam Nolan-Beasley, Waitsburg Elementary, Waitsburg
- Debra Strong, Forest View Elementary, Everett
- Deborah Halperin, Laurelhurst Elementary, Seattle
- Kristina Peterson, Lakeside, Seattle
- Nancy Pfaff, Horace Mann Elementary, Redmond
More information can be found here.