2000 Presidential Awards Recipients to Be Honored Today

May 17, 2001

An awards reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Capitol Rotunda to honor the recipients of the 2000 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  

The four national award winners are:  

Elementary Mathematics Cathie J. DeVito, East Dale Elementary, Marion County  

Elementary Science Cynthia S. Keeling, Jayenne Elementary, Marion County  

Secondary Mathematics Barbara R. Wilson, Van Devender Junior High, Wood County  

Secondary Science Philip A. Guseman, Jr., Morgantown High, Monongalia County  

The state-level award winners are:  

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

Kathryn W. Snider, Jayenne Elementary, Marion County  

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

Jo Ellen Snider, Long Drain School, Wetzel County  

Secondary Mathematics Kenna R. Barger, Randolph County Vo-Tech Center, Randolph County  

Deborah D. Clark, Summers Middle School, Summers County  

Secondary Science Karen A. Parlett, Pleasants County Middle School, Pleasants County Wayne T. Yonkelowitz, Fayetteville Middle, Fayette 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 Governor Bob Wise, State Superintendent Dr. David Stewart and State Board President J. D. Morris.  

For more information, contact Phyllis Barnhart or Larry Lamb, West Virginia Department of Education, at 304-558-7805.

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