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Three alumni win presidential honors

  |   Kristen B. Morales   |   Permalink

Three College of Education alumni were recently honored by the White House for their work in teaching math and science.

The teachers are among four total from across Georgia — and more than 200 from across the country — who received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. They were recognized during an awards ceremony on Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C.

Award-winning College of Education alumni are:

  • Cindy Apley-Rose (EDS '03), a math teacher for the past 19 years who now teaches at Gwinnett County's Couch Middle School.
  • Amanda Cavin (MED '08), an assistant principal in the Henry County school system who has specialized in working with students to use math in real-world situations
  • Steven King (BSED '89), science specialist at Clarke County's Whit Davis Elementary School

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the highest honors given by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. Winners are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators.

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