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Sterlington Teacher Receives Presidential Award for Excellence

Posted Date: 08/13/2020

Sterlington Teacher Receives Presidential Award for Excellence

President Donald J. Trump recently announced the recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). 

Awardees are selected from schools in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States territories which includes American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.  Nominations and awards are facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation.

Established in 1983, PAEMST is the highest award given by the U.S. Government to kindergarten through 12th grade teachers of mathematics and science, including computer science. A panel of distinguished mathematicians, scientists, and educators at the State and National levels assess the applications before recommending nominees to OSTP.  Teachers are selected based on their distinction in the classroom and dedication to improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Ouachita Parish School System is thrilled to have one of our faculty bring home the award. Margaret “Maggie” Acree teaches at Sterlington High School, and has always been an inspiration to not only her students, but her co-faculty as well.  She is an excellent representative of the district, and a very deserving honoree for this recognition.  Congratulations, Maggie!

Click the link below to read about Maggie.