TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Three arithmetic educators and three science educators have been named 2021 state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Arithmetic and Science Educating.
The 2021 state finalists for arithmetic are Melissa Schoepf, Thomas Extra Prep-Marian Junior-Senior Excessive Faculty, Salina Diocese; Elizabeth Self, Kepley Center Faculty, Ulysses Unified Faculty District 214; and Kimberly Tate, Chisholm Center Faculty, Newton USD 373.
The 2021 state finalists for science are Stephanie Alderman-Oler, Eisenhower Center Faculty, Kansas Metropolis USD 500; Arthur Ballos, Wichita East Excessive Faculty, Wichita USD 259; and Erica Huggard, Emporia Excessive Faculty, Emporia USD 253.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Arithmetic and Science Educating are the nation’s highest honor for arithmetic and science educating. They’re offered to educators who present a excessive diploma of information, innovation, ability and management.
Elementary and secondary educators are acknowledged in alternating years. This 12 months, secondary academics are being acknowledged. Kansas had seven arithmetic candidates and 11 science candidates (a listing of candidates is connected). Every of the state finalists can be acknowledged on the Kansas Exemplary Educators Community (KEEN) convention Feb. 10-11, 2022. Additionally they will compete for a nationwide finalist title.
Two educators from every state, one within the space of arithmetic and one in science, could also be named nationwide finalists. Every of the nationwide finalists will obtain a $10,000 award.