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Learning Experiences & Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation week brings out so many encouraging and inspirational student success stories and results. Sarah Martinez Tucker, NMSI CEO, had gratifying statements on the ExxonMobil’s Perspectives Blog, In appreciation: Why teachers make all the difference: “Exceptional teachers believe in us, keep us stimulated and push us to expect more of ourselves. At the National Math and Science, we work to help educators with teaching strategies and content knowledge – especially in math and science – in order to get students ready for college. “ Today, we’d like to say thank ...

Students Achieve 78% Qualifying AP Statistics Exam Scores in the Last School Year

We are eager to recognize yet another remarkable NMSI Teacher of the Year: Brian Canady, AP Statistics teacher at Lee-Davis High School in Richmond, VA. Mr. Canady is recognized as a notable teacher and a mentor to the students and teachers at Lee-Davis High School. With his help and support there were 50 qualifying scores out of 64 students taking the AP Statistics exam last year. Fourteen students scored 5’s, eighteen students scored 4’s, and eighteen students scored 3’s. He promotes both academic excellence and extracurricular activities to get ...

Enrollments in AP Biology Have Doubled at this School, Thanks to this Teacher

American students that are engaged in rigorous coursework, excited about opportunities in STEM, and are college-ready all have been sharing tons of appreciation for teachers this week. Today, we’d like to recognize another outstanding NMSI Teacher of the Year: Irene Mahoney, an AP Biology educator at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, MA. This is Ms. Mahoney’s sixth year teaching AP Biology and she knows exactly what it takes to see remarkable results in her classrooms. The enrollments in AP biology have doubled, from 12 students enrolled in the 2008-2009 ...

Two Teachers Benefit From The Staples Foundation Grant

Two teachers benefit from Staples Foundation Grant to attend teacher training DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to transform math and science education in the United States, has been awarded a $1,000 grant by The Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc.  During Teacher Appreciation Week, NMSI announces that two teachers will benefit from this grant. These teachers will choose one of NSMI’s many Summer Institutes to attend NMSI’s Teacher Training program. “We need to prepare educators with the resources ...

Small Steps Lead to BIG Results in the Classroom

It takes incredible teachers that are passionate and committed to provide educational excellence and life-remembering experiences to students who will one day lead our country. Today, we’d like to recognize another outstanding NMSI Teacher of the Year: Julie Wood, an AP Environmental Science educator at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, KY, is a remarkable teacher who has demonstrated distinguished performance in the teaching of her AP courses. Ms. Wood commits to extensive preparation and always maintains very high expectations in order to help her students meet their goals. She is ...

Kicking off Teacher Appreciation Week

We can’t say it enough…Congratulations to the 2013 NMSI Teachers and Teacher Trainers of the Year! It's all about teacher appreciation this week at NMSI. Earlier in the year, we announced awards for eight outstanding teachers for 2012-2013 for academic excellence. These teachers are recognized for demonstrating some of the greatest student achievements from schools participating in the NMSI AP training program.   Today we recognize one of NMSI’s Teachers of Year, Zestlan Simmons, AP Language and Composition teacher at Booker T. Washington High School in Alabama and one of NMSI’s ...

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