ANKENY, Iowa (August 24, 2016) - President Obama named Parkview Middle School
science teacher Lynne Bleeker one of 213 teachers in the nation as a recipient
of the prestigious Presidential
Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The educators will
receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 8.
Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded to
outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The
winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians,
and educators following an initial selection process at the state level. One state finalist each from K-6 science, K-6 math, 7-12 science, and 7-12 math is then selected for national recognition.
Lynne Bleeker is
the second teacher from Parkview Middle School to achieve this award in the
past ten years.
dedication to her students and her profession is evident in the heartfelt way
in which she approaches teaching,” said Jeff Schumacher, Parkview Middle School
Principal. “Her commitment to her students as individuals is unparalleled, and
we join the President in honoring and congratulating her for her outstanding
Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000
award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion, and
are invited to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony, as well educational and
celebratory events, and visits with members of the Administration.
View the full White House press release here.