WV Math/Science Teachers Selected for Prestigious Presidential Award

March 28, 2002

Four outstanding West Virginia educators have been named recipients of the prestigious 2001 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The West Virginia winners are:  

Linda K. Robinson - Elementary Science, East Dale Elementary, Marion County Rebecca L. Kittle - Secondary Science, Taylor County Middle, Taylor County Carol J. Malcolm - Elementary Mathematics, Blackshere Elementary, Marion County Gail M. McClure - Secondary Mathematics, Riverside High, Kanawha County  

The White House program, administered by the National Science Foundation, bestows the nationís highest honor for mathematics and science teachers for kindergarten through grade 12.  

One elementary and one secondary mathematics teacher, and one elementary and one secondary science teacher from each state and jurisdiction are selected as Presidential awardees.  

Each 2001 Presidential awardee receives a $7500 grant to their school and a trip to Washington D.C. to attend an awards ceremony and participate in the award week activities. The PAEMST program, established in 1983, honors the nationís leading mathematics and science teachers.  

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

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