The Presidential Award acknowledges that you have set a high standard in your delivery of mathematical and scientific content. With this achievement comes the expectation that you will not only continue a high measure of teaching accountability, but also will improve upon your craft in the desire to always go above and beyond current expectations. This award is an honor and a calling for me to use this platform to ignite passion for science and mathematics within the next generation.

Gregory Snoke Brookline, NH | K-6, Science, 2018

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

Gregory “Greg” Snoke has been an educator for 22 years, spending the last 17 years teaching sixth grade mathematics, science, and literacy at Captain Samuel Douglass Academy. Previously, Greg spent five years as the sixth-grade mathematics teacher at Franklin Middle School. Learning while having fun though genuine inquiry, collaboration, communication, and collective problem solving are the tenets of a student’s experience in Greg’s classroom. Greg updated the time-honored Egg Drop by having all students engineer a K’NEX racer to compete in an annual Egg Dash & Crash gradewide event. He also modernized the sixth grade science fair, bringing 21st Century learning to the forefront in his annual science fair for engineering optimization. Students report these two events among the highlights of their time in school. The National Science Teachers Association selected Greg to present his science fair for engineering optimization at the 2019 National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis, MO. Greg also presented at Southern New Hampshire University’s fourth annual on-campus Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference in April of 2019. Greg earned a B.S.Ed. in elementary education from Ohio University and a M.Ed. in mathematics education from Plymouth State University. He is a certified first through eighth grade elementary school teacher.