Science and Math Teachers to be Honored Today at Governor Mansion

May 29, 2002

An awards program will be held at 1:00 p.m., today, Wednesday, May 29, at the Governorís Mansion in Charleston to honor the recipients of the 2001 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  

The four national winners are:  

Elementary Mathematics Carol J. Malcolm, Blackshere Elementary, Marion County  

Elementary Science Linda K. Robinson, East Dale Elementary, Marion County  

Secondary Mathematics Gail M. McClure, Riverside High, Kanawha County  

Secondary Science Rebecca Lynn Kittle, Taylor County Middle  

The state-level winners are:  

Elementary Mathematics Lesley A. Klishis, Mountainview Elementary, Monongalia County Kathryn W. Snider, Jayenne Elementary, Marion County  

Elementary Science Verna Jean Presley, East Park Elementary, Marion County Jo Ellen Snider, Long Drain, Wetzel County  

Secondary Mathematics Kenna R. Barger, Randolph County Vocational Technical Center Deborah D. Clark, Summers Middle, Summers County  

Secondary Science Katrina Mae Andrews, Ritchie County Middle Jaquetta Ann Hendricks, Scott High, Boone County  

The Presidential Awards were established in 1983 by The White House and sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The program identifies outstanding science and mathematics teachers in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions. National awardees receive a $7,500 National Science Foundation grant to the school and an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for a series of recognition events. State winners receive a $750 grant.  

The recipients will be honored by Gov. Bob Wise and members of the West Virginia Board of Education. For more information, contact Larry Lamb, West Virginia Department of Education, (304) 558-7805.

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