Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching


This awards program is open to practicing public, private and parochial school teachers with a minimum of five years teaching experience. State finalists are chosen on the basis of their teaching performance, background and experience by a state selection committee. Application packets for each finalist are then forwarded for judging to the National Science Foundation. A national committee selects one math and one science teacher as the Oklahoma Presidential Awardees. The competition alternates each year between teachers of grades K-6 and teachers of grades 7-12. Teachers of grades 1-6 are eligible to apply for this award in the 2013-2014 school year. Teachers of grades 7-12 are eligible to apply in the 2014-2015 school year. The Awardees each receive an official notification from the White House, a $10,000 grant, and an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

For more information about this national awards program or to nominate an outstanding science or mathematics teacher, visit the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) website.

The following educators have been selected by a national committee as outstanding mathematics and science teachers and will serve as models for their colleagues and leaders for the improvement of mathematics and science education. Awards for the 2012 award cycles are still pending and anticipated to be announced later this year.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Oklahoma's National Award Winners
1990-2010

Year

Math

Science

2011

None Awarded

Carol Annette Huett, Elementary Science, Moore Public Schools

Patricia Diane Reece, Elementary Science, Bokoshe Public Schools

2010

Paige Bergin, Elementary Mathematics, Union Public Schools

Denise Thomas, Elementary Science, Union Public Schools

2009

Beth Harper, Secondary Mathematics, Moore Public Schools

Kristy VanDorn, Secondary Science, Deer Creek Public Schools

2008

Patricia Morgan, Elementary Mathematics, Norman Public Schools

Jeri Doane, Elementary Science, Edmond Public Schools

2007

Heather Sparks, Secondary Mathematics, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Susan Bigge, Secondary Science, Tulsa Public Schools

2006

Betsy Glad, Elementary Mathematics, Union Public Schools

Stacy Darling, Elementary Science, Norman Public Schools

2005

Julie Owens, Secondary Mathematics, El Reno Public Schools

Colleen Bennett, Secondary Science, Bartlesville Public Schools

2004

Lynn Peacher, Elementary Mathematics, Jenks Public Schools

Ruth Rayner, Elementary Science, Edmond Public Schools

2003

Lori Martin, Secondary Mathematics, Norman Public Schools

Susie Stevens, Secondary Science, Latta Public Schools

2002

Susan Powell, Secondary Mathematics, Cimarron Public Schools
Kristy Ford, Elementary Mathematics, Norman Public Schools

Deborah Cornelison, Secondary Science, Byng Public Schools
Deidre Wakely, Elementary Science, Tulsa Public Schools

2001

Karen Phillips, Secondary Mathematics, Lone Grove Public Schools
Barbra Carlson, Elementary Mathematics, Norman Public Schools

Melissa Parnell, Secondary Science, Tahlequah Public Schools
Jana Rowland, Elementary Science, Hydro-Eakley Public Schools

2000

Gloria Dupree, Secondary Mathematics, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Jacquelyn Coolley, Elementary Mathematics, Bartlesville Public Schools

Jeff Marshall, Secondary Science
Jo McGuire, Elementary Science, Cyril Public Schools

1999

Joyce Shrock, Secondary Mathematics, Guymon Public Schools
Anne Garrett, Elementary Mathematics, Norman Public Schools

Karen Evans, Secondary Science, Hydro-Eakley Public Schools
Robye Pursifull, Elementary Science, Norman Public Schools

1998

Susan Arn, Secondary Mathematics, Metro Tech
Clara Southerland, Elementary Mathematics, Tulsa Public Schools

Sue Shoenhals, Secondary Science, Shattuck Public Schools
Lori Painter, Elementary Science, Enid Public Schools

1997

Sandra Pendergraft, Secondary Mathematics, Ponca City Public Schools
Deborah Cox, Elementary Mathematics, Edmond Public Schools

James Calaway, Secondary Science, Lawton Public Schools
Cynthia Brown, Elementary Science, Woodward Public Schools

1996

Melisa Rice, Secondary Mathematics, Coyle Public Schools
Abigail Boatman, Elementary Mathematics, Heritage Hall

A. Pool, Secondary Science, Clinton Public Schools
Maria Pierce, Elementary Science, Enid Public Schools

1995

George Abshire, Secondary Mathematics, Jenks Public Schools
Candace Howard, Elementary Mathematics, Lawton Public Schools

Alicia Smith Osborne, Secondary Science, Pryor Public Schools
Janice Lue Luce, Elementary Science, Union Public Schools

1994

Larry Hesler, Secondary Mathematics, Stillwater Public Schools
Judith Pike, Elementary Mathematics, Edmond Public Schools

Bobby Melton, Secondary Science, Putnam City Schools
Carol Upchurch, Elementary Science, Norman Public Schools

1993

Jetta Burton, Secondary Mathematics, Norman Public Schools
Richard Weir, Elementary Mathematics, Putnam City Schools

Betsy Mabry, Secondary Science, Enid Public Schools
Karen Heizer, Elementary Science, Enid Public Schools

1992

Linda Hall, Secondary Mathematics, Tulsa Public Schools
Lynn Fox, Elementary Mathematics, Tulsa Public Schools

Terry Shaw, Secondary Science, Norman Public Schools
Barbara Clark, Elementary Science, Checotah Public Schools

1991

Judy Roach, Secondary Mathematics, Midwest City-Del City Public Schools
Betty Wright, Elementary Mathematics, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Marcia Chamberlain, Secondary Science, Stillwater Public Schools
Elizabeth Zadorozny, Elementary Science, Woodward Public Schools

1990

Karen Reed, Secondary Mathematics, El Reno Public Schools
Jodie Coulson, Elementary Mathematics, Madill Public Schools

Beverly McMillan, Secondary Science, Marietta Public Schools
Denise Slack, Elementary Science, Jenks Public Schools

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Last updated on April 30, 2014