DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O.

PRINS. MEMO NO. __27__

October 25, 2005

__ELEMENTARY /
MIDDLE / SECONDARY
__

TO: |
Principals |

FROM: |
Linda M.
Wallinger Assistant
Superintendent for Instruction |

SUBJECT: |
Presidential
Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program |

The
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Program was established in 1983 by the White House and is sponsored by the
National Science Foundation (NSF). The
program identifies outstanding science and mathematics teachers, kindergarten
through grade 12, in each state and the four

Recognition
is given to teachers of kindergarten through grade 12 in four award
groups: elementary mathematics (K-6),
elementary science (K-6), secondary mathematics (7-12), and secondary science
(7-12). In 2006, up to six state
finalists at the elementary level will be selected (three in each elementary
group). From these 2006 state finalists,
a national committee will choose two national-level
awardees (one in each award group) from

The
application packet may be downloaded from the NSF website at http://www.paemst.org/. A completed nomination form (available at the
same website) must accompany each application.
All applications are due May 1, 2006, to the state coordinators. For more information, contact Deborah Kiger
Bliss (Deborah.Bliss@doe.virginia.gov),
mathematics coordinator, at (804) 786-6418; or Eric Rhoades (Eric.Rhoades@doe.virginia.gov),
science coordinator, at (804) 225-2676, Office of Middle and High School
Instruction.

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