Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
The PAEMST is the highest recognition for a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher in the United States.
- A citation signed by the President of the United States.
- A paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a
weeklong series of recognition events and professional
- Gifts from program sponsors.
- A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
- A chance to build lasting partnerships with colleagues
across the nation.
Nominations open in November. Nominated teachers have until May 1 of that school
year to complete the online application and classroom video.
A statewide committee reviews applications in early June. Up to three
teachers from each subject may be selected as state finalists. Award recipients
are typically announced by the President of the United States approximately 18
months after the state finalist selection.
Mentors who are former PAEMST recipients are assigned to each nominee. Nominees may work with their mentors as much or as little as they like.
Anyone can submit a nomination on the
PAEMST Web site.
Congratulations to the 2018 PAEMST State Finalists!
Matthew Pederson teaches fifth grade at Weyerhaeuser
Elementary in Eatonville School District
Julie Fry, NBCT teaches first grade at Roosevelt Elementary in Yakima School
Veronique Paquette, NBCT teaches second grade at Kenroy Elementary in
Eastmont School District
Angela Salo teaches fifth grade at DeLong Elementary in Tacoma School District
Past PAEMST Recipients