Sunday, March 9, 2014
Teachers from Westbrook and Windham high schools are among four state finalists for a national education award in math and science.
Amy Troiano, a biology teacher and science department chair in Westbrook, and Lisa McLellan, a chemistry and physics teacher in Windham, are up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Education.
The other state finalists are Robin Kennedy, a science teacher at Sebasticook Valley Middle School in Newport, and William O’Brien, a math teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School.
Two teachers from each state will receive the award, given by the National Science Foundation, along with $10,000.
The winners will be recognized in the spring in Washington, D.C.