The 2014 Presidential Awards will honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades K-6. Nominations close on April 1.

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Since 1983, more than 4,200 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

Recipients of the award receive the following:

  • a certificate signed by the President of the United States.
  • a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development      opportunities.
  • a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to recognizing outstanding teaching in mathematics or science (including computer science), the program allows teachers to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the nation. This growing network of award-winning teachers serves as a vital resource for improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and keeping America globally competitive.

Elementary teachers in grades K-6 are eligible.

To nominate an outstanding science teacher in grades K-6 (including self-nominations), go to

For more information, contact Sean Elkins at (502) 647-3533.