BISMARCK, North Dakota – Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler says two North Dakota teachers have won Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Johnson has been with Century High School for 16 years and teaches science.
Goodfellow is now an instructional systems specialist for the Mediterranean District, and Wilson, a military spouse, is no longer a DoDEA employee.
Each year, the award alternates between teachers teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through 12th grades. Winners are chosen by a panel of scientists, mathematicians, and educators following a preliminary selection process done on the state level.
“The most exciting aspect of this award has been being able to meet and collaborate with the greatest mathematics and science teachers in this country”, Brown said. During the annual recognition event, Abrams will participate with fellow awardees in professional development activities, network with fellow science, technology, engineering and math educators from across the nation, and receive a certificate signed by the president of the United States.
Wilson will receive at $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. later this summer.
Other teachers used the announcement as a chance to press the need for better science and math education. He also serves as an at-risk program coordinator.