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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Since 1983, more than 4,100 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Up to 108 teachers are recognized each year. Presidential Awardees receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.


Congratulations to the recent National Awardees!

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced on June 25, 2018, that more than 140 individuals and organizations honored with presidential awards for their excellence in teaching or mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

From New Mexico, Delara Sharma and Sharyn Gray were honored.

Delara Sharma
Pinon Elementary School
Santa Fe Public Schools
K–6 Science 2016 Award

Sharyn Gray
Turquoise Trail Charter School
Turquoise Trail Charter School
K–6 Mathematics 2016 Award

Congratulations to the recent 2018 State Finalists!

The New Mexico state selection committee for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program has selected Erin Mayer from the Janet Kahn School of Integrated Arts in the Albuquerque Public Schools and Eric Schultz from the Sixth Grade Academy in the Pojoaque Valley Public Schools as state-level finalists for grades K–6 teachers of mathematics.

Erin Mayer
Janet Kahn School of Integrated Arts
Albuquerque Public Schools
K–6 Mathematics

Eric Schultz
Sixth Grade Academy
Pojoaque Valley Public Schools
K–6 Mathematics

The PAEMST Awards honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers.

TO NOMINATE OR APPLY, VISIT: http://www.paemst.org
Nominations close on March 1.

Applications must be completed by May 1.

The National Science Foundation administers
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

For more information, contact:

Marcia Barton, Science PAEMST Coordinator at marcia.barton@state.nm.us

Shafiq Chaudhary, Math PAEMST Coordinator at shafiq.chaudhary@state.nm.us

Page last updated February 11, 2019