Streepey is a seventh-grade accelerated math teacher and is the 2017 recipient of this honor. She was recognized for her achievement in Austin among other PAEMST awardees from 2017 and 2018.
“Receiving the Presidential Award has been an exciting and humbling experience,” said Jean Streepey. “I had the opportunity to participate in the White House STEM Summit and have met educators from all over the country. Yet in the end, it all comes back to serving students and families."
PAEMST is the highest recognition a mathematics or science teacher may receive for exemplary teaching in the nation. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. To achieve recognition through this program, a teacher must first apply to enter the competition or be nominated for the award. A state panel consisting of master teachers, content specialists and administrators reviews the applications and selects the most outstanding mathematics and science teachers for the National Science Foundation to consider for national awardee status. After this initial selection process, a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators may select two teachers from each state and U.S. jurisdiction for the national award.
PAEMST awardees receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, a certificate signed by the President of the United States, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend recognition events and professional development opportunities.
"As a community member, I am thankful for the education our own daughters received at Highland Park," said Streepey. As a teacher, I am thankful to be surrounded by inspiring colleagues, incredible students and a supportive community.”