Two area teachers selected as finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence

Presidential Award for Excellence

Ten Missouri teachers, including two from this region, have been selected finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in mathematics and science teaching.

The two from this region are Stephany Russell, who teaches math at Meadville; and Kendra Watson, a math teacher at Albany.

Up to one hundred eight instructors nationwide will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in mathematics and science teaching. That includes two teachers from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. territories, and schools operated by the united states overseas.

Recipients receive a trip to Washington DC, ten thousand dollars from the National Science Foundation, and a Presidential certificate.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in mathematics and science teaching honors kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers on a two-year rotating basis. This year, the state finalists are from kindergarten through sixth grades.

Nominations can be submitted by anyone, with the application consisting of three components, administrative, narrative, and video.

The awards program is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House.

Selection committees determine the state finalists and national recipients.