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Release August 14, 2014
Marietta Center for Advance Academics
Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
Educator Named Finalist for National Award
MARIETTA, GA – Susie Throop, a grades three - five Science teacher at Marietta Center for Advance Academics (MCAA) is one of only three Georgia teachers selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST). If selected, Throop will represent Georgia in an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC where she will meet President Barack Obama and receive $10,000.
The National Science Foundation governs PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. It is the United States government’s highest honors given to K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Awardees are esteemed as peer role models for other teachers and academic leaders within their schools and communities.
“Mrs. Throop is an engaging educator who is committed to continual professional learning and improving her craft to ensure the best learning environment for her students,” said Dr. Jennifer Hernandez, principal at MCAA. “We are so excited for her and the special and well deserved recognition.”