WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is honoring four local teachers for their excellence in math and science education.
Obama announced a list of 213 math and science educators who would be receiving the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The list includes four teachers from Minnesota -- two from Minneapolis, one from St. Paul and one from Mahtomedi.
For Grades K-6, the recipients are Frances Stang, of O. H. Anderson Elementary School (Science) and Carissa Tobin, of Nellie Stone Johnson Community School (Mathematics).
For Grades 7-12, the recipients are Morgan Fierst, of South High (Mathematics) and Lisa Houdek, of Central Senior High School (Science).
In addition to recognition from the President, the teachers will also receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. All teachers will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The list of educators was selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators after the initial selection process at the state level.