The Presidential Award represents the combined efforts of my colleagues, administrators, and mathematics coaches who have inspired, encouraged, supported, and challenged me throughout my teaching career. It celebrates my passion for ensuring that all children are learning in a risk-free, student-centered environment. This award proves that all students will consistently meet high expectations through individualized, hands-on experiences that empower them both inside and outside the classroom.

Nancy Edmondson Cincinnati, OH | K-6, Mathematics, 2018

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

Nancy Edmondson has been an educator for 13 years in the West Clermont School District. The first two years of her teaching career were spent as a learning disability tutor at Glen Este High School and Brantner Elementary School. She has spent 11 years at Clough Pike Elementary School where she currently teaches third grade mathematics and science. Nancy incorporates learning centers in her classroom that give each child the opportunity to receive personalized instruction, apply their mathematical thinking in real-world contexts, and demonstrate their knowledge through writing and technology. These small groups allow her to meet students where they are and provide them with a safe place to take risks. Nancy is a member of the third grade math curriculum framework team for her district. This team focuses on creating districtwide common assessments, unit plans, and a scope and sequence for the year. She created a mathematics instructional guide that bridged the gap between common assessments and unit plans, and was used by all the third-grade teachers across the district. Nancy earned a B.S., magna cum laude, in elementary education from Georgetown College and a M.S. in education from Mount St. Joseph University. She has a pre-kindergarten through third grade elementary certification, a fourth and fifth grade generalist endorsement, and a K-12 special education certification.