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Kroon Receives National 2001 Presidential Award!

Update (March. 2002):  Cindy Kroon has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching!  Recognition events are scheduled for March 19 - 24, 2002 in Washington DC.  

Selection as a Presidential Awardee places Mrs. Kroon among the nationís most outstanding teachers in mathematics. One high school math teacher from each state is chosen to be a national Presidential Awardee.

The program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, selects teachers on the basis of their teaching performance, their background and experience and their professional and/or community activities. Awardees exemplify the qualities of innovative and creative teaching, content expertise, and exceptional leadership. The goal of the program is to recognize and acknowledge excellent teachers, to identify these teachers as role models for others in their profession and, ultimately, to draw from their expertise to advance science and mathematics education.

To be chosen as national awardees, each teacher must submit applications for evaluation to national selection committees made up of leading mathematics and science educators, education administrators and previous Presidential Award recipients. As a state finalist, Mrs. Kroon received $750.00 from the National Science Foundation to be spent for professional development and/or for the improvement of mathematics in her classroom. As the national Presidential Awardee, Mrs. Kroon will travel to Washington DC to attend recognition events, including meeting with congressmen, and a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The national award also includes a cash award of $7500 to improve mathematics education..

During recognition events, awardees will visit the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian, Bureau of Engraving, State Department, Holocaust Museum, National Aquarium, and National Monuments.  They will also meet with congressmen, and give presentations describing their favorite lessons.  A cruise and dinner dance concludes the recognition week.

The National Science Foundation has funded this program at the direction of the White House since 1983.

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