Rogers Park teacher finalist for teaching award

Rogers Park teacher state finalist for presidential teaching award
Posted on 11/15/2018

Kim Moran, a sixth-grade math teacher at Rogers Park Middle School, has been chosen as a Connecticut State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The award was announced Nov. 6.


The awards program is the nation’s highest honor for k-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science teachers. It is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

According to PAEMST, the state finalists represent the most outstanding teachers in each state and serve as both a model and inspiration to students and colleagues.


Each year, a national committee of prominent mathematicians, scientists, mathematics/science education researchers, district level personnel, and classroom teachers recommends up to 108 teachers to receive PAEMST awards. Up to two teachers – mathematics or science - from each State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. territories as a group, and schools operated in the United States and overseas by the Department of Defense Education Activity receive the award. Teachers who are selected as PAEMST awardees receive a trip to Washington, D.C., where they attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities. They also receive a $10,000 award from NSF and a Presidential certificate.


“This award is very timely, and deserved,” said Superintendent Dr. Sal Pascarella. “Kim Moran, along with her math colleagues at Rogers Park, has worked diligently to improve the math program with excellent results not only in test scores, but in student enthusiasm. Ms. Moran has been a large contributor to making the math program at Rogers Park an example that other districts want to follow.”