WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Christopher Monsour, a teacher at Tiffin High School, and Karma Vince, a teacher at McCord Junior High School in Sylvania, have been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program, which recognizes outstanding educators in the fields of mathematics and science, is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
“Quality teachers like Christopher Monsour and Karma Vince build a foundation for success that follows students well beyond the classroom,” Brown said. “The passion for math and science that they instill in their students is invaluable and I am glad to see them honored by our President.”
Monsour and Vince will each receive a $10,000 award from the NSF and a signed citation from President Barack Obama. An awards ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C. at a later date.