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Six Wisconsin Teachers Shortlisted for Prestigious Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science Excellence

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 19, 2024
Finalists from Northeast Wisconsin teachers for a major national math and science award

Six Wisconsin teachers have been named finalists for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The announcement was made by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, which recognized these educators as the highest honorees in the state for their work in mathematics and science.

Debra Heitman, a fifth-grade math teacher at Coleman Elementary School in the Coleman School District, and Sheila Kohl, a fifth-sixth grade STEM teacher at West De Pere Intermediate School in the School District of West De Pere are among the finalists. Other finalists include Jacquelynn Bazylewicz, a fifth-grade math teacher at Edgewood Elementary School in the School District of Greenfield, Melissa Sperle, a fifth-grade math teacher at Winskill Elementary School in Lancaster Community Schools, Mary Ellen Kanthack, a sixth-grade science teacher at Brookwood Middle School in Genoa City Joint 2 School District, and Rhonda Veroeven, a sixth-grade science teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School in Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.

The finalists were chosen based on criteria established by the national PAEMST program. Their applications will now be evaluated by a committee organized by the National Science Foundation, who will select one awardee each for mathematics and science. These recipients will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation as well as professional development opportunities and an invitation to attend an award ceremony in Washington D.C.

By Samantha Nguyen

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