Sam Wheeler (2002, Franklin Academy) is one of 100 exemplary math and science teachers from across the nation. He will be on-hand at the May 4, 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in Washington D.C. to receive this great honor.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program was established in 1983 by The White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers to serve as models for their colleagues and to be leaders in the improvement of science and mathematics education.
At the awards event; each teacher receives a Presidential Citation; meets with leaders in government and education; attends sessions to share ideas and teaching experiences; and attends receptions and banquets. Each Presidential Awardee will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and gifts from donors.