Seven teachers in state finalists for award
Seven teachers from across the state have been selected as 2017 state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The finalists for the math award and their schools are Kyla Gentry, Ahlf Junior High School in the Searcy School District; Mary Parson, Little Rock Central High School; Carol Stubblefield, Charleston High School; and Tiffany Taylor, Rogers Heritage High School.
The finalists for the science award are John Williams, Bryant High School; Corey Boby, Benton High School; and Travis Fink, Springdale Har-Ber High School.
The National Science Foundation, on behalf of the White House, oversees the program that recognizes outstanding teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to professional development, innovative teaching techniques and technology use in their classrooms.
A total of 51 Arkansas teachers were nominated this year, and a state review committee selected the seven finalists who are now eligible for national honors in 2018. National Presidential Award winners each receive $10,000, a presidential citation and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a series of recognition events, professional development activities and an awards ceremony.
The Arkansas Science Teachers Association and Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics will honor Arkansas’ seven teachers at the Arkansas Curriculum Conference Nov. 2-3 at the Little Rock Marriott and Statehouse Convention Center.