Receiving the Presidential Award is an immense honor. It is a testament not only to my efforts as an educator but also to my colleagues who challenge and encourage me to be the best teacher I can be and to my students who inspire me to always improve. I am excited to see how this award will enhance my ability to promote mathematics as a subject and advance mathematics education in my community and beyond.

Jerod Morehouse Boise, ID | 7-12, Mathematics, 2019

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

Jerod Morehouse has been a classroom teacher for 13 years and has spent the last eight years teaching 10th-12th grade Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics and various algebra courses at Timberline High School. He previously taught middle and high school mathematics classes for four years at Heritage Christian School and one year at The Ambrose School. In his classroom, Jerod has incorporated the flipped method of instruction. The flipped method provides direct instruction outside of the classroom so that students have the opportunity to engage in collaborative activities during class. Jerod has a passion for promoting mathematics as a subject. During his time teaching AP Statistics at Timberline, student enrollment has increased from 60 to 160 students. He designed activities for and facilitated Timberline’s first math circle for parents and students and he started the school’s first Discrete Mathematics course. During the summer, Jerod serves as an instructor for the Modeling and Data Analysis Institute at Boise State University. At this institute, Jerod works with secondary mathematics educators to strengthen their understanding of statistical methods and assist educators in developing engaging classroom activities that focus on modeling and data analysis. Jerod earned a B.A. in mathematics with an emphasis on education and a minor in statistics from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a M.S. in mathematics education from Boise State University. He is certified in secondary mathematics education.