DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 224
October 13, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program
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
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 2007, up to six state
finalists at the secondary level will be selected (three in each secondary
group). From these 2007 state finalists,
a national committee will choose two national-level awardees (one in each award
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, 2007, to the state coordinators.
For more information, contact Deborah Kiger Bliss mathematics coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Deborah.Bliss@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 786-6418; or Paula Klonowski science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, via e-mail at Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov, or telephone at (804)371-0249.