PAEMST Celebrates 35 Years of Excellent Teaching

Established by Congress in 1983, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have been recognizing excellent educators for 35 years.

35 Years of Recognition

PAEMST
Awardee Highlight

<a href="https://www.paemst.org/finalist_profile/4508">Janice Mak</a>

Janice Mak

Arizona | 2014
Just two years after becoming a PAEMST awardee, Janice Mak now serves as the president of the Computer Science Teachers Association Arizona Chapter, and was recently appointed to National Center for Women & Information Technology's (NCWIT) Executive Council for the K-12 Alliance. In addition, Janice was selected by the Governor to serve on the Arizona State Board of Education in 2016. She is also the co-founder of the Computer Science for Arizona (CSforAZ) task-force that works on convening stakeholders to advocate for K-12 computer science education.

Celebrating Special Bonds
Between PAEMST Awardees

Jerry Opbroek and his former student, Julie Olson, share both a love for teaching and the honor of being named PAEMST awardees

Jerry Opbroek

South Dakota | 1990

Julie Olson

South Dakota | 2007
Jerry Opbroek and his former student, Julie Olson, share both a love for teaching and the honor of being named PAEMST awardees

PAEMST Awardees in Today's Classroom

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