The State Board of Education honored last week Alabama’s Presidential Finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), which is considered the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers.
Math teacher Suzanne Culbreth of Spain Park High School in Hoover, and science teacher Chandra Davis of Huntsville High School each received a National Science Foundation Certificate of Honor in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
“The two teachers honored today by the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching bring great prestige to the teaching profession,” said Dr. Tommy Bice, State Superintendent of Education. “Mathematics and science are vital parts of curriculum in today’s STEM–oriented world. The two honorees are helping Alabama move into a strong national leadership position.”
The award is administered by the NSF on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to identify K-12 teachers who exemplify the highest standards of math and science teaching.