Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden Honor Nation’s Top Science and Math Teachers

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Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden greet and pose for a group photo with winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on June 29, 2012 in the South Court Auditorium. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

A group of nearly 100 junior high and high school teachers from across the country received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) this week. Today, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden, a longtime educator, met with these teachers at the White House to thank them for their commitment to our Nation’s students.

In announcing the awards earlier this month, President Obama said, “America’s success in the 21st century depends on our ability to educate our children, give our workers the skills they need, and embrace technological change. That starts with the men and women in front of our classrooms. These teachers are the best of the best, and they stand as excellent examples of the kind of leadership we need in order to train the next generation of innovators and help this country get ahead.”

PAEMST is the Nation’s highest recognition of K-12 math and science teachers for outstanding teaching in the United States. The award recognizes these individuals’ commitment to students and their contributions to the profession of teaching. Awardees serve as role models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Congratulations to each of this year’s awardees! For more information on the teachers, visit: https://recognition.paemst.org/awardees

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The Vice President congratulates and speaks with teachers after the group photo. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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