To be the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is an incredible testament to the amazing educators that played a role in developing my love for learning. To my dedicated parents, my endearing wife and children, and my countless colleagues, I am so very grateful for all of you. I am honored and humbled to represent this most incredible profession and dedicated to helping others recognize the special gifts and talents that lie within each of us. 

Jay Vahle Carmel, IN | K-6, Mathematics, 2012