McNett to Be Considered for Federal Government’s Highest Honor for Teacher Recognition

Hannah McNett, a science teacher at Manchester Valley High School, has been named one of three finalists from Maryland who will be recommended to receive a 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science. A nominee in the category of Grades 7-12 Science, Ms. McNett was chosen by the Maryland State Department of Education in recognition of her excellent record in teaching the sciences to high school students.

 Established in 1983, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the federal government in recognition of teachers who have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields to K-12 students. If selected, Ms. McNett will be commended by the President of the United States with a signed certificate, a paid trip to Washington to attend various recognition events, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation among other honors.

 “Ms. McNett exemplifies excellence in everything she does, and there is no one more deserving of this prestigious honor,” said Dr. Steven Lockard, Superintendent of Schools. “The CCPS community thanks Ms. McNett for her commitment to our students, and we wish her well as she is considered for this distinguished national award.”






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