O’Brien Nominated For Presidential Award

Robin O’Brien is one of three state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The awards are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.

“This is a tremendous honor for Robin and is reflective of all of her hard work and dedication to her students,” said Diana Snider, the sixth through 12th grade mathematics program planner.

Last year, O’Brien taught mathematics at Seminole Ridge High School. Prior to the 2012-13 school year, she taught mathematics at Royal Palm Beach High School.

Currently, O’Brien is working in the Department of Secondary Curriculum on the Secondary Mathematics curriculum team.

The state winner will be announced in the spring and receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and is honored by the president.

The award recognizes teachers who develop and implement high-quality instructional programs that are informed by content knowledge and enhance student learning.

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

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