Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. We are proud to announce the 2017 PAEMST Science 7-12 State-Level Finalists:

  • Michelle Ellis, Gaston Co. Schools
  • Leslie Rhinehart, Polk Co. Schools
  • Laura Lawrence, The Asheville School

Since 1983, more than 4,700 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals. Nominations for mathematics and science teachers of grades K-6 will open in Fall of 2017. For more information, visit www.paemst.org.