|New Mexico State Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
Public Outreach Director
December 19, 2002
SDE Seeks Nominations
for 2003 Presidential Awards For Excellence in Mathematics and Science
(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE)
is seeking nominations of teachers of grades 7-12 mathematics and
science for the 2003 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics
and Science Teaching. Teachers must be nominated for the award by
principals, teachers, students, parents or the general public. Nominations
for 7-12 teachers will be accepted through January 31, 2003. In
2004, teachers of grades K-6 will be eligible to apply.
"These teachers will serve as models for their colleagues
and will be leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science
education," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Michael J. Davis.
The awards program was established in 1983 by the White House and
is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to identify
outstanding mathematics and science teachers in each state and the
four U.S. jurisdictions.
Each Presidential Awardee will receive a $10,000 award from the
NSF and gifts from donors, plus he or she will be invited to attend
recognition events in Washington, D.C., in March 2004.
Nominees will be invited to attend a workshop sponsored by the
SDE on February 11, 2003, to help them with the application process.
A person may nominate a teacher for the award by filling out the
nomination form available at
www.nsf.gov/pa. The form should be submitted to Claudia Ahlstrom,
New Mexico State Department of Education, Education Building, 300
Don Gaspar, Room 206, Santa Fe, NM 87501. A copy will be forwarded
by the SDE to the nominee.
For additional information, please contact Claudia Ahlstrom at
(505) 827-8489 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.