6 September Congratulations to Monroe Art Teacher Josephine Langbehn September 6, 2012 By News News 0 Congratulations to Monroe Middle School art teacher Josephine Langbehn, who was named the Nebraska Art Teachers Assocation's (NATA) Marvin Spomer Novice Art Educator of the Year. Josephine will be honored at NATA's annual conference in October. Related Articles Congratulations to Bancroft Zoo Kindergarten Teacher Laura Callahan President Honors Outstanding Math and Science Teachers President Obama has named 85 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The educators will receive their awards in Washington, D.C. later this year. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded 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 teachers teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through 12th grades. The 2010 awardees named today teach kindergarten through 6th grade. Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. They also receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony and several days of educational and celebratory events, including visits with members of Congress and the Administration. President Obama has committed to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and prepare 100,000 effective science and mathematics teachers over the next decade. These commitments build on the President’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign, which has attracted more than $700 million in donations and in-kind support from corporations, philanthropies, service organizations, and others to help bolster science and technology education in the classroom. “The teachers we honor today have demonstrated uncommon skill and devotion in the classroom, nurturing the young minds of tomorrow’s science and math leaders,” said President Obama. “America’s competitiveness rests on the excellence of our citizens in technical fields, and we owe these teachers a debt of gratitude for strengthening America’s prosperity.” The only Nebraska recipient of the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is: Laura Callahan, (Science) - Bancroft Elementary Zoo Kindergarten Congratulations to Monroe's Girls Basketball Team! Congratulations to Monroe Middle School's girls basketball team for winning the OPS Invitational Tournament on January 23rd! Congratulations to the 2011 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teachers Congratulations to Bryan Middle School Teacher Andrew Brooks Congratulations to Bryan Middle School teacher Andrew Brooks who was selected as the 2011 Second Congressional District Outstanding Social Studies Teacher by the Nebraska State Council for Social Studies. Congratulations to Ashland Park/Robbins Teacher Wendy Oldenburg Congratulations to Ashland Park/Robbins Elementary teacher Wendy Oldenburg who recently completed the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. The mission of NBPTS is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to demonstrate in their classrooms. Pictured are Ashland Park/Robbins Elementary principal Jan Martin and Wendy Oldenburg Congratulations to McMillan Magnet Teacher Carrie Pratt Congratulations to McMillan Magnet information technology teacher Carrie Pratt who was named the 2012 Middle School Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association (NBEA). Carrie was recognized for her work in the classroom teaching students technology and for being a demonstration site classroom for Common Sense Media. She was also honored for her work on curriculum development projects and her involvement in McMillan's after school program. Comments are closed.