To receive the Presidential Award is a tremendous honor and a tribute to all the people who have supported me in my career – my family, mentors, colleagues, administrators, and most especially the students who have taught me so much over the years. Improving mathematics instruction at the elementary level and showing students how exciting math can be is something I am very passionate about, so it is extremely rewarding to be recognized for doing something I love so much.

Tami Broomall Moore, SC | K-6, Mathematics, 2016

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Tami Broomall, an educator for 22 years, has been a fourth and fifth grade teacher, a science lab instructor, and an instructional coach. For the past nine years, she taught at Anderson Mill Elementary School, most recently teaching fourth grade mathematics. Currently, she works in an instructional services role with the teachers of Spartanburg School District 6, supporting them with curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Tami is passionate about making sure all students are engaged, challenged, supported, and successful. To this end, she used Guided Math in her classroom so that students received differentiated small group instruction, as well as opportunities for problem solving, hands-on activities, and collaboration. Tami was recognized as a Teacher of the Year for her school, worked on the development team for the South Carolina Math Support Document, and is a certified numeracy leader. She is also a member of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education. Tami earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in elementary education from Clemson University and a M.A. in teaching and learning with an elementary mathematics specialization from Nova Southeastern University. She is a certified elementary school teacher.