January 2021 PAEMST Finalists 2020

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 Kristen Butler, Medlin Middle School, Northwest Independent School District, Ft. Worth, Texas; Desirae Harcrow, Timber Creek Elementary School, Tomball Independent School District, Tomball, Texas; Kassidy Wagner, Rogers Middle School, Prosper Independent School District, Prosper, Texas; for being named State Finalists in the elementary mathematics category for the 2020 Presidential Award; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby extend its congratulations to Kelli Abueita, Creekview Elementary School, Tomball Independent School District, Tomball, Texas; Hannah Cotten, Hill Elementary School, Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas; Lori Garrett, Cactus Elementary School, Dumas Independent School District, Dumas, Texas; for being named State Finalists in the elementary science category for the 2020 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 2020 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 twenty-ninth day of January, two thousand and twenty-one, in Austin, Texas.

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Dr. Keven Ellis, Chair

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Georgina C. Pérez, Secretary