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Updated 06/26/2018 

To submit a nomination for a 7-12th grade teacher, complete the nomination form available on the PAEMST website, and submit the teacherís name, email address, and school contact information. The nomination window will open in fall 2018. You are welcome to submit multiple nominations if you know more than one teacher deserving of this award.


2016 PAEMST Awardees Announced!!

Established in 1983, PAEMST is the highest award kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers can receive from the U.S. government. The award alternates years between kindergarten through sixth grade and seventh-12th grade teachers. This year, on the awardís 35th anniversary, kindergarten through sixth grade teachers are being honored.

Nominees complete a rigorous application process that requires them to demonstrate their excellence in content knowledge and ability to adapt to a broad range of learners and teaching environments.

A panel of distinguished mathematicians, scientists and educators at the state and national levels assess the application before recommending nominees to the OSTP.  Teachers are selected based on their distinction in the classroom and dedication to improving STEM education.

Lindsey Tellinghuisen       Willow Lake, SD                 K-6, Mathematics, 2016

Lindsey Tellinghuisen has been an educator for 10 years, teaching all subjects of fourth grade at Willow Lake School for the past seven years. Previously, Lindsey taught fourth grade at Montrose Elementary.

Lindsey works to create a classroom of thinkers and problem solvers. Students in her classroom feel comfortable to make mistakes, talk about their thinking, appreciate othersí thinking, and make sense of the mathematical world around them. Positive growth mindset is a cornerstone of her mathematics instruction.

Lindsey has been involved in South Dakota Counts as a teacher leader, participated in the Oceti Sakowin Course Project and Master Teacher Academy, and served both as a mentor and mentee in the South Dakota Teacher to Teacher Support Network. Lindsey initiated a crazy 8ís afterschool mathematics club in her district and is a South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics member.

Lindsey earned a B.A. in elementary education, a minor in reading, and a K-12 technology education endorsement from Dakota State University.

 

Andrea Thedorff                 Black Hawk, SD                  K-6, Mathematics, 2016

Andrea Thedorff has taught mathematics in the elementary classroom for 11 years. She is currently teaching third grade at Black Hawk Elementary School for the Rapid City Area School Schools district, where she has taught for the past seven years.

Andrea creates a classroom culture that celebrates new and different learning. She uses engaging activities to encourage higher-level thinking. She understands the importance of building a fundamental understanding of mathematical concepts and strives to differentiate her lessons to meet the needs of her students.

Andrea has won a grant to integrate mathematics and technology using coding robots. She continues to find ways to make mathematics meaningful and relevant to her studentsí lives. She has continued to serve on her districtís mathematics leadership team as well as her building leadership team. Andrea is a member of the South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Andrea holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of South Dakota. She received her masterís degree in differentiated instruction from Graceland University.

 

 

 

https://www.paemst.org/

https://recognition.paemst.org/awardees

https://recognition.paemst.org/view

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program was established in 1983 by the White House, is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and are the nationís highest honor for mathematics and science teachers.  The program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers for grades k-12 in all 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions.

Every year up to 108 National Awardees each receive a $10,000 award, a paid trip for two to Washington, DC to attend a week-long series of networking opportunities and recognition events, and a special citation signed by the President of the United States.

Email to SD PAEMST Coordinator Allen Hogie

 

The National Science Foundation will soon be accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Since 1983, more than 4,000 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Presidential awardees receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington DC to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

Anyone--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website.  Teachers may also apply directly at http://www.paemst.org.

An applicant must:

  • ∑ Teach mathematics or science in a public or private school.

  • ∑ Hold at least a Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution.

  • ∑ Be a full-time employee of the school or school district as determined by state and district policies, and teach K-12 students at least 50% of the time.

  • ∑ Have at least 5 years of full-time, K-12 mathematics or science teaching experience prior to the 2018-2019 academic school year.

  • ∑ Teach in one of the 50 states or the four U.S. jurisdictions. The jurisdictions are Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Schools; and the U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

  • ∑ Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  • ∑ Not have received the PAEMST award at the national level in any prior competition or category.

Please consider nominating outstanding mathematics or science teachers today!

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PAEMST Home Page                                  Nomination and Application Forms 

 

  

For information contact SD State Coordinator:
Allen Hogie
allen.hogie@k12.sd.us
416 Country Club Ave
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-2106

 

Nomination and Application Forms 

PAEMST Home Page

 

SD Presidential Award Recipients
1983-2015

Mr. James Nelson
814 12th Avenue SE
Aberdeen , SD 57401

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1983

Dr. Rochelle VonEye
1200 West University Ave
Mitchell , SD 57301

Email: rovoneye@dwu.edu
Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1984

Mr. Kenneth Anderson
3004 East 23rd Street
Sioux Falls , SD 57103

Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1985

Ms. JoAnn Kothe
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1986

Mrs. Marla Walz
2102 Buffalo Street
Pierre , SD 57501

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year: 1987

Ms. Vicki Fredrickson
1220 North Lloyd
Aberdeen , SD 57401
Email: vicki.fredrickson@aberdeen.k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1988

Ms. Helen Kephart
412 W. Clark Street
Vermillion , SD 57069

Email: hkephart@care2.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1989

Ms. Catherine Quinlivan
4106 Pleasant Drive
Rapid City , SD 57702

Email:
cquinlivan@dsdk12.net

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1990

Ms. Della L. Snethen
707 13th Street, P.O. Box 265
Springfield , SD 57062

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1990

Ms. Sherry Kay Petera
1714 13th Avenue
Belle Fourche , SD 57717

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1991

Ms. Anne Thompson
709 E Wiswall Place
Sioux Falls , SD 57105-2031

Email: acwthompson@sio.midco.net
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1991

Ms. Kathy Jean Horsted
Route 1, Box 767
Harrisburg , SD 57032

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1992

Ms. Carol Jenison Murphy
4039 Oakmont Court
Rapid City , SD 57702

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1992

Mr. Alan P. Grinsteinner
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1993

Ms. Diana Rae McCann
41876 Apple Tree Road
Springfield , SD 57062

Email:
dm57062@valyou.net
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1993

Ms. Gail M. Torrence
220 W. 9th Avenue
Webster , SD 57274

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1994

Mr. Joel Albright
3615 Sycamore Place
Rapid City , SD 57702-4966

Email: jalbright@rushmore.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1994

Ms. Kristine K. Malloy
Box 70
Parkston , SD 57366

Email: kmalloy@santel.net
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year: 1995

Ms. Rebecca R. Umenthum
P.O. Box 387
Belle Fourche , SD 57717
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1995

Ms. Rosemary Johnson
6201 Long View Road
Rapid City , SD 57703

Email: rjohnson@rapidnet.com
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year: 1996

Mr. Leo Keiser
202 South 11th Street
Beresford , SD 57004

Email: lkeiser@bmtc.net
Discipline: 7-12 Mathem
atics
Award Year: 1996

Mrs. Charla O'Dea
PO Box 656
19318 US Hwy 85
Belle Fourche , SD 57717
Email: charodea@hotmail.com
Discipline: K-6 Mathemati
cs
Award Year: 1997

Ms. Jean Gomer
Box 96
White , SD 57276

Email: Jean.Gomer@k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathemat
ics
Award Year: 1997

Mrs. Rose Kraft
1323 N. Pennsylvania Street
Aberdeen , SD 57401-2160

Email:
rmkraft@hotmail.com

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1998

Ms. Mary Jo Christensen
214 W. 9th Avenue
Webster , SD 57274

Email: chrisbmj@itctel.com
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 1999

Ms. Ellen Cooch
219 Union Street
Spearfish , SD 57783-0000

Email:
ecooch@rushmore.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 1999

Ms. Teresa McComber
41 E Detroit Drive
Allyn , WA 98524-9700

Email: mctwoman@aol.com
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2000

Ms. Betty Thomas
41033 312th Street
Springfield , SD 57062

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2000

Ms. Cynthia Kroon
46223 262nd Street
Hartford , SD 57033

Montrose High School
Email: cindy.kroon@k12.sd.us
Phone:
605-363-5025
Discipline: 7-12 M
athematics
Award Year: 2001

Ms. Roxie Ahlbrecht
3101 S Carter Place
Sioux Falls , SD 57105-5923

Robert Frost Elementary

Email: Roxie.Ahlbrecht@k12.sd.us
Phone: 605-367-6170
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2002

Ms. Donna Peterson
345 Buzzell Hill Road
Hope , ME 04847

Belle Fourche Middle School
Email: donnalan@tidewater.net
Phone:
605-723-3367
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2003

Ms. Dawn Wirth
44775 289 Street
Vilborg , SD 57070
Hurley Public School

Email: onhills@iw.net
Phone:
605-238-5221
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2004

Ms. Sandra Ullrich
1318 North State
Aberdeen , SD 57401
Lincoln Elementary School

Email: suteach@abe.midco.net
Phone:
605-725-7200
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2006

Mr. Allen Hogie
416 Country Club Ave
Brandon, SD 57005
Brandon Valley High School
Email: allen.hogie@k12.sd.us
Phone: (605) 582-2106
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2007

Ms. Rebecca Kitts
Pierre SD
Saint Joseph Elementary School
Email: becki.kitts@k12.sd.us
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2008

Ms. Lori Keleher
Miller, SD
Miller High School
Email: lori.keleher@k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2009

Ms. Constance Ahrens
Rapid City, SD
Knollwood Heights Elementary
Email: constance.ahrens@k12.sd.us
Discipline: K-6 Mathematics
Award Year: 2010

Ms.Deb Snook
Philip SD
Phillip High School
Email: deb.snook@k12.sd.us
Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics
Award Year: 2011

Ms. Erin Marsh

Pierre, SD

Pierre Indian Learning Center

Email: erin.marsh@k12.sd.us

Discipline K-6 Mathematics

Award Year: 2012

 

Ms. Lindsey Brewer

Huron, SD

Huron High School

Email: lindsey.brewer@k12.sd.us

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year: 2013

 

Ms. Crystal McMachen

Rapid City, SD

Southwest Middle School

Email crystal.mcmachen@k12.sd.us

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year 2014

 

Ms. Bjorg Remmers-Seymour

East Middle School

Rapid City, SD

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year 2015

 

Ms. Lindsey Tellinghuisen

Willow Lake, SD

Willow Lake Elementary School

Email lindsey.tellinghuisen@k12.sd.us

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year 2016

 

Ms. Andrea Thedorff

Black Hawk Elementary

Black Hawk, SD

Discipline: K-6 Mathematics

Award Year 2016

 

 

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