DANBURY Teacher is presidential award finalist
DANBURY — A Rogers Park Middle School teacher has been selected as a Connecticut state finalist for one of teaching’s highest national honors, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Sixth grade math teacher Kim Moran is one of 108 teachers nationwide to receive the honor from the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
“Kim Moran, along with her math colleagues at Rogers Park, has worked diligently to improve the math program with excellent results not only in test scores, but in student enthusiasm,” Superintendent Sal Pascarella said. “Ms. Moran has been a large contributor to making the math program at Rogers Park an example that other districts want to follow.”
The program is the nation’s highest award for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science teachers.
Teachers who are selected for the award receive a $10,000 prize and a presidential certificate.
They also go to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development activities.