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Landry is 2015 NSF Presidential Award Winner

PVSchools teacher earns Presidential Award

Marni Landry, biotechnology teacher at the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology

Marni Landry, a biotechnology teacher at the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) at Paradise Valley High School, was selected as one of the 108 recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.


According to the White House press release, The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Each year the award alternates between teachers teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through 12th grades.


Winners receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and are invited to Washington, D.C., where they will attend an awards ceremony, educational and celebratory events and visits with members of the Administration.


“We are extremely proud of Ms. Landry’s leadership and dedication to our students in the CREST program. This award attests to the outstanding teaching and learning that is happening in her classrooms. This is a great honor, not only for the CREST program and Paradise Valley High School, but for the entire district and the community,” said Superintendent James P. Lee, Ed.D.


Since 1983, more than 4,300 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom.


> Learn more about the award.




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