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Congratulations to Kimberly Taylor and Andrew Means, Finalists for the PAEMST Award!-Updated 6/20/12



Updated 6/20/2012:

Kimberly Taylor and Andrew Means attended a banquet at the Governor's mansion on June 19th to celebrate and officially honor their Washington State Excellence in Teaching awards! 

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The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Enacted by Congress in 1983, this program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Awards are given to mathematics and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions. The jurisdictions are Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Schools; and the U.S. territories as a group (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The teachers are recognized for their contributions to teaching and learning and their ability to help students make progress in mathematics and science.  State Superintendent Randy Dorn announced that two Enumclaw School District teachers, Kimberly Taylor, science teacher at Enumclaw Middle School and Andrew Means, math teacher at Enumclaw Middle School, are Washington State Finalists!  

In addition to honoring individual achievement, the goal of the award program is to exemplify the highest standards of mathematics and science teaching. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Warm congratulations to Kim and Andy!  We are very proud of them and grateful for the work they do with our students.