Resolution for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

WHEREAS the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS through state selection committees, three mathematics finalists and three science finalists were selected as Texas finalists; and

WHEREAS
these teachers have become candidates for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Ellaree Lehman, R.E. Good Elementary IB World School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Carrollton, Texas; Angelica Niño, De Zavala Elementary School, San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas; Kirsta Paulus, Genoa Elementary School, Pasadena, Independent School District, Houston, Texas; for being named State Finalists in the mathematics category for the 2018 Presidential Award; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Allison Bearden, Oakcrest Intermediate School, Tomball Independent School District, Cypress, Texas; Celene Rosen, Barksdale, Elementary School, Plano Independent School District, Plano, Texas; Brenda Williams, Argyle Intermediate School, Argyle Independent School District, Argyle, Texas; for being named State Finalists in the science category for the 2018 Presidential Award; and be it further

RESOLVED
, That this resolution be presented to the aforementioned teachers for being identified as state and national finalists for the 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program, and that a copy be included in the permanent records of the State Board of Education.

WITNESS our signatures this first day of February, two thousand and nineteen, in Austin, Texas.



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Donna Bahorich, Chair



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Georgina C. Pérez, Secretary