October 11, 2013

Science teachers from Westbrook, Windham up for national award

Two of the four state finalists will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science.

By Leslie Bridgers lbridgers@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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.

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