Young Elementary teacher Misty Ruth named finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence

Young Elementary teacher Misty Ruth named finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence
Posted on 02/03/2017
Young Elementary teacher Misty Ruth named finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence

Misty Ruth


By Reesha Brown
PISD Communications


Young Elementary math teacher Misty Ruth was recognized by the Texas Board of Education as one of 10 state finalists selected for a chance to earn the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

As a finalist, she is a candidate for the Presidential Award of Excellence, considered the highest honor that a K-12 grade teacher can receive. Only two teachers out of the 10 state finalists will be selected for this prestigious award, given to only 108 teachers across the country each year for their outstanding teaching practices.

After two teachers from each state have been selected, the award recipients receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip to Washington D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

They also have an opportunity to join an active network of outstanding educators across the nation.

To learn more about the PAEMST program, please click here.