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PAEMST Now Accepting Nominations

PAEMST Program Logo_NavyThe Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.  Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.  This program is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2014-2015 award year are open. To submit a nomination for an exceptional grades 7-12 teacher, complete the nomination form available on the PAEMST website, and submit the teacher’s name, email address and school contact information.  If you know more than one teacher deserving of this award, you may submit multiple nominations.  The 2014-2015 nomination deadline is April 1, 2015, and the application deadline is May 1, 2015.Teachers may also apply directly at

If you have additional questions please contact your State Mathematics Coordinator, Kitty Rutherford .

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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