For Immediate Release
Posted: March 26, 2024


Kim Houghton, Communications Administrator
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New Hampshire educator named finalist for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

CONCORD, NH — A Kingston educator has been chosen as the New Hampshire 2024 state finalist for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). 

The finalist, Brandie Bolduc, is a former math intervention teacher and current kindergarten teacher at Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School in Kingston. 

“I want to congratulate Brandie on this well-deserved recognition, and for making a profound difference in her classroom. It is incredibly important that we lay a strong mathematics foundation for young students so that, as they progress in their education, they can access the higher-level math skills needed for the 21st century,” said Frank Edelblut, education commissioner. 

Bolduc will move forward to the national level and is eligible to receive a PAEMST national award – the nation’s highest honor for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science teachers. The National Science Foundation, on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, administers the awards program. 

“I am honored to be selected as a state finalist. There are many amazing early childhood teachers who work in New Hampshire schools, so my selection is very humbling,” said Bolduc, who has been an educator for 30 years. “I am passionate about the value of an early math foundation for all learners. Since math is a bridge to STEM opportunities and careers, I love to see math understanding blossom in my young students knowing the power that math knowledge will unlock for them as they continue their education.”

Each national Presidential Awardee receives a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and an all-expenses paid trip for an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. In addition, awardees join a national cohort of award-winning teachers, providing opportunities to impact teaching on a state and national scale. 

“Mrs. Bolduc is a highly respected educator here at Bakie Elementary School in the area of mathematics. She is sought out by her colleagues for strategies and support for instructional practices, as well as analyzing data,” said Elizabeth Childs, Principal at Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School. “In addition, she is a go-to for intervention planning and decision making. Her passion and love for mathematics comes through in her instruction and her ability to engage students of all levels. We are fortunate to have such talent, devotion and passion as part of our educator team.”