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Barb Ellis wins PAEMST award
Joan Adler
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Barbara Ellis

    We are thrilled to share the information below, which names Barb Ellis as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)! 

Barb Ellis-PAEMST

This presidential award is presented annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Each year the award alternates between educators teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through 12th grades. Honorees are invited to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony and several days of educational and celebratory events. Barb was recognized for her contributions to education last night at a ceremony at the Smithsonian.

This honor is a perfect representation and culmination of Barb's work with so many students over the years, and a true testament to her wide reaching impact.

Congratulations, Barb! We are thrilled for you an looking forward to hearing about your time in Washington!

June 26, 2018
 Dear Dr. Andrew Dolloff,
We are pleased to notify you that Barbara Ellis has been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Mrs. Ellis currently works at Frank Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth and can be reached at or 207-939-0994. 
The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Each awardee will receive a citation signed by President Trump and a $10,000 award from NSF. Awardees will also travel to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony at a later date.
We would like to extend our congratulations to you and to others within your district who fostered this outstanding teacher. We also solicit your help in encouraging and nominating other mathematics and science teachers to compete for this prestigious award. For information about this year’s Presidential awardees or information about the annual nomination and application process, please visit
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Nafeesa Owens, PAEMST Program Lead, at She or a member of the PAEMST team will promptly reply.

Dr. Jermelina Tupas
Acting Division Director
Division of Human Resource Development
Education and Human Resources Directorate
National Science Foundation