Two with ties to Chesterfield County Public Schools win Presidential Award for Excellence in teaching

Two teachers with ties to Chesterfield County Public Schools are Virginia’s representatives among 108 educators named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Regarded as the nation’s top honor for mathematics and science teachers, the award recognizes teachers who develop and implement high-quality instructional programs that improve student learning.

Melanie Pruett
Melanie Pruett, NBCT, seventh-grade teacher at Bailey Bridge Middle, earned the award for mathematics: recognition.paemst.org/finalist_profile/33583.
Anne Moore
Anne Moore, who was a seventh-grade science teacher at Robious Middle when she was nominated, earned the award for science: recognition.paemst.org/finalist_profile/32513. Moore is now a career and technical education teacher at Goochland County’s middle school.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators after an initial selection process at the state level. Each year, the award alternates between teachers of grades K-6 and teachers of grades 7-12. Honorees receive $10,000 awards from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion and are invited to Washington, D.C., for a ceremony later this summer.