Presidential Awards for Excellence

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Eighty math and science teachers from Maine have received a PAEMST since the 1983 start of the national program. View a list of Maine award winners. The award alternates each year between honoring teachers of grades K-6 and 7-12.

The Maine Department of Education coordinates this award at the state level.

Nominate a Teacher for the Presidential Award

The 2020-2021 PAEMST will honor math and science teachers working in grades 7-12. Anyone can nominate a teacher for this honor. Teachers can also apply for the honor.

Nominate a Teacher or Apply for the Honor


Shari Templeton
Science & Engineering Specialist
Maine Presidential Award Coordinator for Science

Michele Mailhot
Mathematics Specialist
Maine Presidential Award Coordinator for Math