The call for nominations is out. MDE will award their annual recognition for teaching excellence in science and math areas. For teachers, this is the honor like no other. For this school year, Mississippi will be awarding two awards. In addition to monetary prize, winners will be recognized in Washington, DC and will be given an opportunity to advise on policy making the technical sciences education. The nomination window closes at the end of the first week of January, and nominations can be made through a website portal.
- Parents, students and members of the public can nominate a teacher that teaches from kindergarten all the way up to 6th grade.
- Teachers can also nominate themselves but they must complete the application process by February 6, 2022. Others can nominate up until January 7, 2022.
- Congress helped establish the PAEMST awards back in 1983 to recognize teachers that help students succeed and give them motivation.
“National honorees receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, recognition at a White House ceremony, and the opportunity provide input on policies to improve science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science education.”