PAEMST celebrates, at the national level, classrooms that equitably provide students an opportunity to engage in learning mathematics and science. The award also means there are other teachers across the country engaging students in understanding mathematics and science authentically. The PAEMST is an acknowledgement for my mentors and colleagues who push me to empower my students daily. I am both proud and humbled to be among the teachers doing this important work. 

Robin Corrozi Lewes, DE | 7-12, Mathematics, 2015

Robin Corrozi is in her 11th year teaching mathematics at Cape Henlopen High School where her classroom experience ranges from Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) Year 1 through 4 to Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus. She currently teaches 12th grade AP Calculus and IMP Year 4. Robin challenges her students to explore problem-based mathematics with curiosity and independence through small group discussions and full class presentations. She supports deeper student thinking through rough draft talk and exploration of mistakes as a base for expanded learning. Her students are empowered to be mathematicians by authentically solving problems. Robin has managed week-long problem-based professional development trainings in Delaware and New York City. She has co-presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics national conference for the last two years, as well as at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference in 2015. Robin participates in a statewide K–12 Leadership Community, school-based Vanguard Technology Committee, Avid Site Team, and a district-wide Common Core State Standards Implementation Committee. Robin earned a B.A. in mathematics from the Rutgers University. She is certified in 6–12 mathematics.