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Board of Education Recognitions

Posted: January 22, 2021

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Jacqueline Cook and Amanda Pacheco-Suazo were recognized as state-level finalists.

The New Mexico state selection committee for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program selected Jacqueline Cook from Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School and Amanda Pacheco-Suazo from Mission Avenue Elementary School as state-level finalists for grades K–6 teachers of mathematics.

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. State finalists represent the most outstanding teachers New Mexico has to offer and serve as both a model and an inspiration to students and fellow teachers. 

Each year, a national committee of prominent mathematicians, scientists, mathematics/science education researchers, district-level personnel, and classroom teachers recommend up to 108 teachers to receive Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. We are so proud of both your accomplishments and cannot wait to see the amazing things you will both continue to do in your teaching careers!

Correction:   Ms. Pacheco-Suazo has not received the PAEMST award as was previously reported.  Both Ms. Pacheco-Suazo and Ms. Cook are state-finalists for the award.   

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