January 2020 PAEMST Finalists 2019

R E S O L U T I O N

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 Amy Edmondson, Willow Wood Junior High School, Tomball Independent School District, Tomball, Texas; Bridget Matamoros, John H. Guyer High School, Denton Independent School District, Denton, Texas; Brent Voorhees, Skyline High School, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas; for being named State Finalists in the secondary mathematics category for the 2019 Presidential Award; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Kay Fincher, Amarillo High School, Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo, Texas; Terry Snow, Aledo High School, Aledo Independent School District, Aledo, Texas; Markaela van Putten, Tomball High School, Tomball Independent School District, Tomball, Texas; for being named State Finalists in the secondary science category for the 2019 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 2019 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 thirty-first day of January, two thousand and twenty, in Austin, Texas.

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Dr. Keven Ellis, Chair

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Georgina C. Pérez, Secretary