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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipients


2016 Recipient

On June 25, 2018, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced that more than 140 individuals and organizations will be honored with presidential awards for their excellence in teaching or mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Stephanie Gleeson, a teacher in Moultonborough, has been selected as a 2016 recipient. Kindergarten through sixth grade teachers will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). During a visit to the nation's capital, award recipients will each receive a presidential citation at an awards ceremony and participate in discussions on STEM and STEM education priorities led by OSTP and NSF. Recipients will also receive $10,000 from NSF, which manages the PAEMST and PAESMEM programs on behalf of the White House.

2014 and 2015 Recipients

On August 22, 2016, President Obama named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The cohort of awardees named represent two nomination years, one of teachers in kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms (2014) and the other in 7th through 12th grade classrooms (2015).

The 2014 recipients are Rebecca Cummings, a science teacher at Pelham Elementary School and Ann Gaffney, a mathematics teacher at Londonderry Middle School. The 2015 recipients are Robin Ellwood, a science teacher at Rye Junior High School and Patrick Kaplo a science teacher at Windham High School.

2013 Recipients

On July 1, 2015, President Obama named 108 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year’s awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. Stephanie Burke, West Running Brook Middle School (Derry) and Jennifer Deenik, Souhegan High School (Amherst) have been selected as 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipients.

2012 Recipient

On December 20, 2013 President Obama named 102 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Holly Doe, a teacher at Pelham Elementary School, has been selected as a 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient.

2011 Recipient

On June 11, 2012 President Obama named 97 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Gina Bergskaug has been selected as a 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient.

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