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Big Horn Elementary fifth-grade teacher Laurie Graves stands in the halls at Big Horn High School on Tuesday. Graves was announced as a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science this year. Graves was also named Wyoming Teacher of the Year in 2011.Big Horn Elementary fifth-grade teacher Laurie Graves stands in the halls at Big Horn High School on Tuesday. Graves was announced as a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science this year. Graves was also named Wyoming Teacher of the Year in 2011.

Local teacher earns presidential award

BIG HORN — Big Horn Elementary teacher Laurie Graves has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Graves, a fifth-grade teacher, was one of just 102 teachers across the country to win the award, announced by President Barack Obama on Dec. 20, 2013.

“These teachers are inspiring today’s young students to become the next generation of American scientists, mathematicians and innovators,” Obama said. “Through their passion and dedication, and by sharing their excitement about science, technology, engineering, and math, they are helping us build a promising future for all our children.”

The annual awards are given to K-12 teachers who are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Graves was recommended for the award by Dr. Scott Shaw, a University of Wyoming Professor of Entomology and curator of the Insect Museum.

“Mrs. Graves is an outstanding elementary educator,” said Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza. “Her commitment to a progressive and engaging science and math curriculum is evidenced by her student’s increased learning and passion for these subjects.”

As part of her recognition, Graves will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation at a ceremony in Washington D.C. later this year. Graves also received the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Award in 2011.

 

 


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