Nominate exceptional STEM teachers (Grades 7-12) for the 2023 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Award

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The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching.

Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominate exceptional STEM teachers who are currently teaching grades 7-12 for the 2023 award year. Teachers may also apply directly at

Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States; a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. They also join a network of award-winning teachers from across the country. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The nomination deadline is January 9, 2023, and the application deadline is February 62023, for SECONDARY (7-12). ELEMENTARY(K-6) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle. Please share this information with your networks.

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For questions or further information, please contact the IDOE Content Consultants, Christopher Like (Science) or April Pforts (Mathematics).