paesmt_logoFive teachers have been named finalists in Iowa for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Two of the teachers will be selected to represent Iowa and receive $10,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C.

The five finalists are Lynne Bleeker, a seventh-grade science teacher at Parkview Middle School in Ankeny; Shannon Harrison McLaughlin, a science teacher at Norwalk High School; Alicia Schiller, a science teacher at Central Lee High School in Donnellson; Rick Brooks, a math teacher at Johnston High School; and Curtis Martinek, a math teacher at Gilbert High School.

A national selection committee will select the two award-winners from Iowa, who will travel to Washington to participate in recognition events and professional development programs.

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