Obama honors 4 local teachers for math, science

BTN11: Four MN teachers to get presidential honor

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.


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