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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Award Grant Program


Congratulations to our 2023 Wisconsin Finalists!



2023 PAEMST winners

From Left to right: Dr. Randall Ketola (Science), Cindy Stetzer (Science), Mary Zastrow (Math), Erin Schroeder (Math), Elizabeth Masslich (Math), Cori Moran (Math)


Washington Island PAEMST Award Celebration

Miranda Dahlke (Science, center) celebrates with Washington Island Community Members.

Read about the national trip for the Wisconsin 2019 & 2020 Awardees. 



Where are the Wisconsin awardees nearest to you?

Visit the PAEMST Awardee Map  to easily find all of the schools at which Presidential Award recipients taught when they received their award since 1983!

Visit the national PAEMST website  to find detailed information about:

  • the awards, including eligibility, nominations, and applications
  • finding awardees

Program Description: The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program was established by The White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers, kindergarten through 12th grade, in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions. These teachers serve as models for their colleagues and are leaders in the improvement of science and mathematics education. Since 1983 more than 5,000 teachers have been selected as Presidential Awardees.

The competition alternates each year between teachers of grades K-6 and teachers of grades 7-12. Teachers applying for PAEMST must be nominated. Anyone (e.g., principals, teachers, students, and other members of the general public) may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are accepted.

Each Presidential Awardee receives a certificate signed by the President of the United States and a $10,000 award from NSF. Awardees are honored at an award ceremony which takes place in Washington, D.C. Additional events may include professional development opportunities and discussions with policy makers on how to improve science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science education.


For more information contact:

Kevin Anderson, Science Consultant, 608-266-3319
Mary Mooney, Mathematics Consultant, 608-267-9368
Julie Bormett, Mathematics Consultant, 608-266-7921