Thirty-Two Teachers Across the U.S. Declared Math Heroes by Raytheon
Heroes given MathMovesU awards and grants for promoting math and science through interactive, creative learning programs
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has awarded Math Hero Awards to 32 teachers across the country for their efforts in engaging students in math through interactive and creative learning programs. Selected from a field of 160 nominations, each Math Hero Award winner will receive a $2,500 award and a matching grant of $2,500 for his or her school. Nominations for the 2009 Math Heroes Awards are now being accepted at http://www.mathmovesu.com/.
The Math Hero Awards are a component of Raytheon's MathMovesU™ program, a national initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science through a variety of programs including contests, live events, scholarships, tutoring programs and more. Raytheon is committed to raising awareness around the nation's decline of math and science skills and believes that tomorrow's engineers and technologists need to be excited by and interested in math today.
Math Hero Awards reward teachers for promoting math to students in a fun and challenging learning environment. The following teachers were nominated by students, parents and faculty for their enthusiasm and interest in teaching math to others:
Kalman Mannis Concho Elementary School Concho, Ariz. Warren Santner Tolleson Union High School Tolleson, Ariz. Doug Buhler South Pasadena Middle School South Pasadena, Calif. Alex Kajitani Mission Middle School Escondido, Calif. Fawn Nguyen Mesa Union Junior High School Somis, Calif. Chase Orton Environmental Charter High School Lawndale, Calif. Jean Kreutzer South Middle School Aurora, Colo. Patrick Mara South High School Pueblo, Colo. Andrea Nachtrieb Escalante Middle School Durango, Colo. Karen Climis Common Ground High School New Haven, Conn. Angela Ciresi Coachman Fundamental Middle School Clearwater, Fla. Pamela Inman Booker High School Sarasota, Fla. Bennie Smith Bay Point Middle School St. Petersburg, Fla. Debbie Kohler Sequoyah High School Canton, Ga. Leonard Johnson St. Andrews Church & School Park Ridge, Ill. Sean Bird Covenant Christian High School Indianapolis, Ind. Jeff Crist Westfield Intermediate School Westfield, Ind. Angela Moreman Creekside Middle School Carmel, Ind. Joshua Frost Jonas Clarke Middle School Lexington, Mass. Barbara Rappaport Fuller Middle School Framingham, Mass. Mike Wenger Londonderry High School Londonderry, N.H. Heather Sparks Taft Middle School Oklahoma City, Okla. Gregory Greco The Metropolitan Regional Career Providence, R.I. Shirley McDonald Ringgold Middle School Ringgold, Ga. Cynthia Daniels Claughton Middle School Houston, Tex. Dixie Ross Pflugerville High School Pflugerville, Tex. Mary Ellen Sablick Rice Middle School Plano, Tex. Tricia Colclaser Fairfax High School Fairfax, Va. Amanda Hamlette Gretna High School Gretna, Va. Shameka Hardy Booker T. Washington High School Norfolk, Va. Claire Alexander Glenwood School District Glenwood, Wash. Lois Swineford Suncrest Middle School Morgantown, W. Va.
"It gives us great pleasure to recognize these teachers for their outstanding work and dedication in inspiring young students," said Kristin Hilf, vice president of public affairs for Raytheon Company. "Teachers can greatly influence a child's decision to pursue a particular career, and Raytheon applauds the winners of the Math Hero Awards for making math a fun and challenging pursuit for their students."
Since the start of the program in late 2005, Raytheon's MathMovesU has awarded $2 million to students, teachers and schools nationwide. To nominate a Math Hero or for more information about scholarships and grants for students, visit http://www.mathmovesu.com/.
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
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