Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – PA Teachers
Jessica Tilli from Meredith Elementary School, School District of Philadelphia, and Kristin Joivell from Juniata Valley Elementary School, Juniata Valley School District, have been selected as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for Pennsylvania. Kristin Joivell received the PAEMST for teaching of science and Jessica Tilli received the PAEMST for teaching of mathematics.
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Up to 108 teachers are recognized each year.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The awards are the nation’s highest honors for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Pennsylvania’s awardees will travel to Washington, D.C., where they will participate in professional development and celebratory events with other PAEMST recipients. To view the entire awards ceremony and the PAEMST presentation, click here.
Awardees join an active network of outstanding educators from throughout the nation. Since 1983, more than 5,200 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Awardees reflect the expertise and dedication of the nation’s teaching corps, and they demonstrate the positive impact of excellent teachers on student achievement.
To learn more about the PAEMST program, click here.
To locate information on PAEMST awardees from prior cohorts, click here.