Deborah Morrison, a Mathematics teacher at WestminsterElementary School, was recognized as a Louisiana finalist for the 2004 Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science Teaching.She was honored along with two other finalists from Louisiana at a luncheon sponsored by ExxonMobil and the National Science Foundation.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching were established in 1983 by an act of Congress and are administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation.Each year the program recognizes outstanding mathematics and science teachers from across the United States and four U.S. jurisdictions for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.In addition to honoring individual achievement, the goal of the awards is to expand and exemplify the definition of excellent mathematics and science teaching.Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspirations to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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