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

Wayne Fisher

Wayne Fisher

North Carolina | 2002
PAEMST helped to launch Wayne’s trajectory as a leader in his large urban school district. He transitioned from high school physics teacher to be the first Elementary Science Specialist in his district, with a charge to nurture and grow the elementary science program. He later received the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award for this work from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMT) Center. Along the way, he was also a finalist for the NASA Astronaut Class of 2004, making it to the final cut of 37.

Celebrating Special Bonds
Between PAEMST Awardees

Margaret Magner inspired her daughter, Ann Johnson, to follow in her footsteps and become not only a teacher, but a fellow PAEMST Awardee as well.

Margaret Magner

Iowa | 2002

Ann Johnson

Iowa | 2014
Margaret Magner inspired her daughter, Ann Johnson, to follow in her footsteps and become not only a teacher, but a fellow PAEMST Awardee as well.

PAEMST Awardees in Today's Classroom

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