Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 3:00pm
Fourth grade teacher Mrs. Amanda Fox was chosen in December 2020 as the State's only math finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She was finally honored in May and got to travel to Washington, DC to receive her award (May 27, 2022).
At the time Mrs. Fox applied for PAEMST, she was a 3rd grade teacher at Prairie Vista. While there she expanded the after-school coding courses and also worked over the summers with the ND's Department of Computer Science & Engineering on various research efforts funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF grants funded a K-6 ND computer science summer program, as well as her Prairie Vista after-school coding classes. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Fox's background.
Recipients of the PAEMST receive the following:
- A certificate signed by the President of the United States.
- A paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities.
- A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
Mrs. Fox was also P-H-M's Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2022.