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Updated 12/07/2020 


Do you know an exemplary 7th – 12th grade Mathematics, Science, Engineering, or Computer Science teacher?  Recognize them today with a nomination for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (#PAEMST). This award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching.

Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominate exceptional STEM teachers who are currently teaching grades 712 for the 20202021 award year. Teachers may also apply directly at www.paemst.org.

Nominate or apply now at: http://www.paemst.org/

Nomination deadline for 7-12 grade teachers is March 1, 2021

Application deadline for 7-12 grade teachers is April 1, 2021

PAEMST Background:

The PAEMST program was established in 1983 by the White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  The award is the nation’s highest honor for math and science (including computer science) teachers.  The program identifies outstanding math and science teachers in all 50 states and four US jurisdictions.

Awardees each receive a $10,000 award, a paid trip 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.

Other than the above, why would a nominee want to complete the application process?

Three CEU's from the South Dakota Department of Education can also be earned toward certificate renewal by completing the application process.  To be eligible, a PAEMST candidate must complete all components of the application process and submit a scorable application that can be sent on to the state selection committee.  All applicants submitting a scorable application will earn credit, not just the state finalists whose materials will be sent on to a national selection panel. 

Do you know an outstanding mathematics or science teacher? Nominate them today!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Allen Hogie                                                                 Jennifer Fowler

SD PAEMST Mathematics Coordinator            SD PAEMST Science Coordinator

Allen.Hogie@k12.sd.us                                          Jennifer.Fowler@k12.sd.us                        

605.553.8095                                                              605.431.5438

 

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

2020 South Dakota Mathematics State-Level Finalists

Darcy Vincent, a mathematics teacher from Brookings, SD has been teaching for 12 years. She is a customized learning facilitator for 5th grade mathematics at Camelot Intermediate School. Darcy graduated from Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 2006 and earned her Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Black Hills State University in 2015. Darcy is a Math PLC leader, a South Dakota Counts leader, and has participated in South Dakota Department of Education projects such as the Math Standards Peer Review.

Merideth Wilkes, a mathematics teacher from Black Hawk, SD, has been teaching for 9 years. She is a K-1st grade combination teacher at Black Hawk Elementary. Merideth graduated from Black Hills State University with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood / Special Education in 2012.  She then earned a Masters degree in Early Childhood in 2015 and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2019 both from Capella University. Merideth serves on the Building and District PBIS Leadership Teams, the District Math Leadership Team, and has participated in South Dakota Department of Education projects such as the Standards Writing team and the math standards roll out.

 

2019 PAEMST Mathematics Recipient Announced!



Carla Diede Harrisburg, SD | 7-12, Mathematics, 2019

Carla Diede, an educator for 13 years, is currently a lead teacher at Harrisburg South Middle School and Harrisburg North Middle School. Now in her seventh year with the Harrisburg School District, Carla previously taught sixth through eighth grade mathematics (including algebra, geometry, and design thinking) at Harrisburg South Middle School. She spent the first six years of her teaching career at LWC Middle School teaching seventh and eighth grade mathematics. When teaching mathematics, Carla strives to create an optimal learning environment through interactive, hands-on activities that help students understand the intricacies of mathematical principles. She wants to ensure all students recognize the potential that mathematics holds to unlock an unlimited number of opportunities in their future. Believing our greatest power as educators comes from collaborating with other educators, Carla presents at conferences and helps create professional development for her colleagues. To help fellow educators reflect on their teaching and find new ideas for their classrooms, she shares information and ideas including best instructional practices, hands-on activities, integrating technology, and utilizing personalized learning to empower students. Carla earned a B.S. in mathematics with an education specialization from South Dakota State University and a M.S. in teaching, learning, and leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University. She is certified to teach mathematics at both the middle school and high school levels. A 2017 recipient of a Milken Educator Award, Carla is also a National Board Certificated Teacher in the area of mathematics for early adolescence.

 

https://www.paemst.org/

https://recognition.paemst.org/awardees

https://recognition.paemst.org/view

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. 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 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. For more information, please visit www.paemst.org. The nomination window is now open to recognize 7th – 12th grade mathematics and science teachers.  Nominate a deserving teacher today who exhibits a passion for the subject they teach; who approaches their work with creativity and imagination; and who strives daily to improve their individual teaching practice.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Allen Hogie                                                             Jennifer Fowler 

SD PAEMST Mathematics Coordinator            SD PAEMST Science Coordinator

Allen.Hogie@k12.sd.us                                        Jennifer.Fowler@k12.sd.us          

605.553.8095                                                          605.431.5438

 

  

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

 

Ms. Leah Oxner

Rapid City West Middle School

Rapid City, SD

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year 2017

 

Ms. Carla Diede

Harrisburg Middle School

Harrisburg, SD

Discipline: 7-12 Mathematics

Award Year 2018

 

 

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