This award is an endorsement of all that I have worked towards my whole life. I have great passion for my profession. It is the driving force for the hours I spend investing in students, researching effective instructional strategies, creating meaningful lessons, and giving students authentic feedback. Winning the Presidential Award is validation for all that I have invested into becoming the best teacher and teacher leader I can be.

Wendy Bartlett Pfafftown, NC | 7-12, Mathematics, 2017

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

Wendy Bartlett has been teaching mathematics for 22 years. She is currently in her third year teaching Mathematics 1 and Honors Mathematics 2 at Reagan High School. Previously, she taught mathematics for 19 years at Parkland High School. Wendy has always felt that teaching is her calling, easily seen in her tireless work ethic and desire to inspire every student to love mathematics. Using technology to ensure student learning and engagement is her passion. In her classroom, you will see students using a variety of technology tools to deepen their conceptual understanding of mathematics. She has received the Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award from Wake Forest University, the Career Award in Science and Mathematics Teaching from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Wendy has presented professional development sessions at conferences organized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, sharing topics such as: "Using Desmos in the Classroom," "Using Technology for Formative Assessment," and "Mathematics 1 Tasks - Tried and True!" Wendy earned a B.S. in mathematics from Wake Forest University, a M.A.Ed. from UNC Charlotte, and her National Board Certification in mathematics/adolescent and young adulthood.