We're thrilled to share this announcement from Dr. Dolloff regarding our colleague Barbara Ellis:
Good morning -
I'm pleased to announce Barb Ellis, our colleague at HMS, has been recognized by the Maine Department of Education as a finalist for 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science (PAEMST)!
The state finalist in mathematics is Barbara Ellis who teaches sixth grade at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth. The three state finalists for science are Kirsten Gould who teaches first grade at Buxton Elementary School, Susan O’Brien who teaches fifth grade at George B. Weatherbee School in Hampden and Tonya Prentice who teaches fifth grade at Woodstock Elementary School in Bryant Pond.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, an inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
The four state finalists have been forwarded to the national level for review by the national selection committee. The White House will announce which of the state finalists will become Maine’s next PAEMST Awardees.
Congratulations to Barb!