Ferndale High School Math Teacher Beth Andres is a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), an award sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The winners of the $10,000 award will be announced in spring, 2018. Washington State finalists in math and science were selected this summer by a statewide committee comprised of content area experts and award winning teachers. (Click here to watch a video of Beth Andres)
According to the PAEMST website, "The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education."
Ferndale School District Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn said, "We know how important mathematics is for our children. All of them. We're committed to high quality math instruction to all of the kids in Ferndale. We feel very fortunate to have teachers like Beth Andres leading that charge."
Ferndale High School senior, Elsa Ericksen said, "I've just loved having Ms. Andres because she really brings the math to life and she's so passionate about it that you can't help but get excited about the math when she's teaching."
Ms Andres said, "Really, truly, it's a testament to the Ferndale Math Department, to Ferndale High School, really to the Ferndale School District, that we're doing the right things with kids."
Ms. Andres has been teaching math at Ferndale High School since 1980. She currently teaches Algebra and Advanced Placement Calculus.
For more information: Ferndale High School Principal Jeremy Vincent, 360.383.9243, email@example.com
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org
PAEMST Website www.paemst.org