Alumna Earns Prestigious Presidential Teaching Award

Meredith alumna Carol Swink Wooten, '98, is the recipient of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Wooten is one of two North Carolina teachers and 87 nationwide to receive this award, which includes a $10,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Enacted by Congress in 1983, this program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Wooten was featured in the July 15 issue of "The News & Observer."

Date Submitted: 2009-07-15

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