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Presidential award presented to two Ohio teachers


Two Ohio educators recently received the nation’s highest honors for mathematics and science teachers. Elizabeth Pitzer, a fifth-grade mathematics teacher in the Arcanum Butler Local Schools in Arcanum and Natalie Harr, an early childhood science teacher in Crestwood Local Schools in Mantau are among the 102 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The national winners were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. The program recognizes teachers for their contributions to instruction and learning, as well as their ability to help students make progress in mathematics and science. Winners of this presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and also are invited to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony and related events.

The nomination period for 2014 awards for elementary teachers is open now through April 1. See the department’s website for eligibility guidelines and nomination information.