A Jacksonville teacher is one of 213 mathematics and science teachers who were honored as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Angela Phillips, who is a mathematics teacher at Chets Creek Elementary School, will receive the award at a Sept. 8 ceremony in Washington, D.C.

"The recipients of this award are integral to ensuring our students are equipped with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are vital to our nation’s success,” President Obama said. “As the United States continues to lead the way in the innovation that is shaping our future, these excellent teachers are preparing students from all corners of the country with the science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills that help keep us on the cutting edge.”

The winners are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators after an initial selection process at the state level, according to White House officials.

The winners receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. The teachers also attend educational and celebratory events and visit with members of the administration.

**Related Link: More about the President’s commitment to science, technology, and innovation on the White House website**

**Alabama**

Kimberly Bowen, Rainbow Elementary School, Mathematics

Julie Neidhardt, Dawes Intermediate School, Science

**Alaska**

Joey Jigliotti, Alpenglow Elementary School, Science

MaryLee Tung, Sand Lake Elementary School, Mathematics

**Arizona**

Tabetha Finchum, Centennial Elementary School, Mathematics

Janice Mak, Fireside Elementary School, Science

**Arkansas**

Ashley Kasnicka, Harvey Jones Elementary School, Mathematics

Cassie Kautzer, Monitor Elementary School, Science

**California**

Andrew Kotko, Mather Heights Elementary School, Mathematics

Erica Rood, CHIME Charter School, Science

**Colorado**

Dawn Bauer, Carson Elementary School, Science

Carolyn Jordan, Normandy Elementary School, Mathematics

**Connecticut**

Liesl Fressola, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Science

Nicole Gilson, Peck Place School, Mathematics

**Delaware**

Kristin Gray, Richard A. Shields Elementary School, Mathematics

Kimberly Simmons, W. Reily Brown Elementary School, Science

**District of Columbia**

Kristina Kellogg, Watkins Elementary School, Mathematics

Michael Mangiaracina, Brent Elementary School, Science

**DoDEA**

Bridget Lester, Ft. Rucker Primary School, Science

Rebecca Sterrett, Ramstein Elementary School, Mathematics

**Florida**

Janet Acerra, Forest Lakes Elementary School, Science

Angela Phillips, Chets Creek Elementary School, Mathematics

**Georgia**

Amanda Cavin, Unity Grove Elementary School, Mathematics

Steven King, Whit Davis Elementary School, Science

**Hawaii**

Eliza Akana Yoshida, Pu'u Kukui Elementary School, Mathematics

Stan Mesina, August Ahrens Elementary School, Science

**Idaho**

Giselle Isbell, Anser Charter School, Mathematics

Linda Truxel, Barbara Morgan Elementary School, Science

**Illinois**

Catherine Ditto, Burley Elementary School, Mathematics

James O'Malley, Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, Science

**Indiana**

Martin Briggs, Crichfield Elementary School, Mathematics

Kristen Poindexter, Spring Mill Elementary School, Science

**Iowa**

Ann Johnson, Sageville Elementary School, Mathematics

Joshua Steenhoek, Jefferson Intermediate School, Science

**Kansas**

Michelle Kelly, Basehor Elementary School, Mathematics

Brandi Leggett, Prairie Ridge Elementary School, Science

**Kentucky**

Vivian Bowles, Kit Carson Elementary School, Science

Gina Kimery, Farmer Elementary School, Mathematics

**Louisiana**

Mary Legoria, Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School, Science

Kristen Mason, L. W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies, Mathematics

**Maine**

Lauree Gott, Veazie Community School, Science

Laura Stevens, Dora L. Small Elementary School, Mathematics

**Maryland**

Hilarie Hall, The Woods Academy, Science

Jennifer Kiederer Lawrence, Warren Elementary School, Mathematics

**Massachusetts**

John Heffernan, Anne T. Dunphy School, Science

Karen Schweitzer, Anne T. Dunphy School, Mathematics

**Michigan**

Gary Koppelman, Blissfield Elementary School, Science

Francie Robertson, Pine Tree Elementary, Mathematics

**Minnesota**

Frances Stang, O. H. Anderson Elementary School, Science

Carissa Tobin, Nellie Stone Johnson Community School, Mathematics

**Mississippi**

Karin Bowen, Brandon Middle School, Mathematics

Vicki Moorehead, St. Anthony Catholic School, Science

**Missouri**

Nancy McClintock, Center for Creative Learning, Science

Katherine Schack, Lakeview Elementary School, Mathematics

**Montana**

Kara Nelson, Meadowlark Elementary School, Mathematics

Colleen Windell, Lolo Middle School, Science

**Nebraska**

Amy Falcone, Hillside Elementary School, Mathematics

Kyla Hall, Kloefkorn Elementary School, Mathematics

**Nevada**

Arvella Jergesen, Fernley Intermediate School, Mathematics

Kathleen Schaeffer, Bob Miller Middle School, Mathematics

**New Hampshire**

Rebecca Cummings, Pelham Elementary School, Science

Ann Gaffney, Londonderry Middle School, Mathematics

**New Jersey**

Julia Ogden, Woodcliff Middle School, Science

Coshetty Vargas, Washington Park School, Mathematics

**New Mexico**

Cynthia Colomb, Hermosa Middle School, Science

Bernadine Cotton, Tombaugh Elementary School, Mathematics

**New York**

Eliza Chung, The School at Columbia University, Mathematics

Lisbeth Uribe, The School at Columbia University, Science

**North Carolina**

Justin Osterstrom, Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School, Science

Kayonna Pitchford, Stoney Point Elementary School, Mathematics

**North Dakota**

Loni Miller, Saxvik Elementary School, Science

Angela Stoa-Lipp, Kennedy Elementary School, Mathematics

**Ohio**

Marcy Burns, Main Street Intermediate School, Science

Susan Dankworth, Thomas E. Hook Elementary School, Mathematics

**Oklahoma**

Rebekah Hammack, Stillwater Middle School, Science

Moriah Widener, Jenks West Intermediate School, Mathematics

**Oregon**

Maureen Murphy-Foelkl, Chapman Hill Elementary School, Science

Sarah Luvaas, Redland Elementary School, Mathematics

**Pennsylvania**

Karen Bungo, Horace Mann Elementary School, Mathematics

Geoffrey Selling, Germantown Friends School, Science

**Puerto Rico**

Esther Alvarez-Meléndez, Academia San Ignacio de Loyola, Science

Carmen Olmo, Saint John's School, Mathematics

**Rhode Island**

Barbara Pellegrino, Harold F. Scott Elementary School, Mathematics

Debra Turchetti-Ramm, Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School, Science

**South Carolina**

Tammy Joiner, Little Mountain Elementary School, Mathematics

Rebecca Strong, Thomas C. Cario Middle School, Science

**South Dakota**

Roby Johnson, Holgate Middle School, Science

Crystal McMachen, East Middle School, Mathematics

**Tennessee**

Theresa Feliu, John Adams Elementary School, Mathematics

Nicole Resmondo, Gresham Middle School, Science

**Texas**

Erika Hassay, Live Oak Elementary School, Mathematics

Celena Miller, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Science

**U.S. Territories**

Fina Leon Guerrero, Manuel Ulloa Lujan Elementary School, Mathematics

Richard Carlos Velasco, FBLG Middle School, Mathematics

**Utah**

Jalyn Kelley, Wilson Elementary School, Mathematics

Britnie Powell, Salt Lake Center for Science Education, Science

**Vermont**

Laura Botte Fretz, Edmunds Middle School, Mathematics

Lisa Marks, Ludlow Elementary School, Science

**Virginia**

Barbara-Ann Adcock, Pocahontas Elementary School, Science

Eric Imbrescia, Peak View Elementary School, Mathematics

**Washington**

Meredith Gannon, Sacajawea Elementary School, Science

Deborah Halperin, Laurelhurst Elementary School, Mathematics

**West Virginia**

Cynthia Evarts, Orchard View Intermediate School, Mathematics

Nancy Holdsworth, New Manchester Elementary School, Science

**Wisconsin**

Lori Baryenbruch, River Valley Elementary Spring Green, Science

Tina Parker, Sam Davey Elementary School, Mathematics

**Wyoming**

Gayla Hammer, Lander Middle School, Science

Nancy Windholz, Saratoga Elementary School, Mathematics

**Alabama**

Ryan Reardon, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, Science

Joel White, Brooks High School, Mathematics

**Alaska**

Christopher Benshoof, Lathrop High School, Mathematics

Catherine Walker, Romig Middle School, Science

**Arizona **

Marizza Bailey, BASIS Scottsdale, Mathematics

Michael McKelvy, Basha High School, Science

**Arkansas **

Daniel Moix, Bryant High School, Mathematics

Diedre Young, Ridgway Christian High School, Science

**California **

Maria McClain, Deer Valley High School, Mathematics

Michael Towne, Citrus Hill High School, Science

**Colorado **

Lisa Bejarano, Aspen Valley High School, Mathematics

Jessica Noffsinger, STEM Magnet Lab School, Science

**Connecticut **

Richard Broggini, Smith Middle School, Science

Elizabeth Capasso, Jettie S. Tisdale School, Mathematics

**Delaware **

Robin Corrozi, Cape Henlopen High School, Mathematics

John Scali, MOT Charter High School, Science

**District of Columbia **

Shira Printup, McKinley Technology High School, Mathematics

Melanie Wiscount, McKinley Technology Education Campus, Science

**DoDEA **

Michal Turner, Vicenza Middle School, Mathematics

**Florida **

Tracy Smith, Bak Middle School of the Arts, Science

Kelly Zunkiewicz, Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School, Mathematics

**Georgia **

Marc Pedersen, Paulding County High School, Science

Cindy Apley Rose, Couch Middle School, Mathematics

**Hawaii **

Alicia Nakamitsu, Aiea High School, Mathematics

Bryan Silver, Kalani High School, Science

**Idaho **

Jason George, Vision Charter School, Science

Micah Lauer, Heritage Middle School, Science

**Illinois **

Michael Fumagalli, East Leyden High School, Science

Lisa Nicks, Thornton Township High School, Mathematics

**Indiana **

Hugh Ross, Guerin Catholic High School, Science

Michael Spock, Columbus North High School, Mathematics

**Iowa **

Lynnetta Bleeker, Parkview Middle School, Science

Richard Brooks, Johnston High School, Mathematics

**Kansas **

Trissa McCabe, Reno Valley Middle School, Mathematics

Denise Scribner, Eisenhower High School, Science

**Kentucky **

Carly Baldwin, Boyd County High School, Science

Christine Bickett, North Bullitt High School, Mathematics

**Louisiana **

Linda Messina, Saint Joseph's Academy, Science

Donna Patten, West Monroe High School, Mathematics

**Maine **

Marielle Edgecomb, Peninsula School, Mathematics

Cary James, Bangor High School, Science

**Maryland **

Elizabeth Lazaro, Buck Lodge Middle School, Science

Elizabeth Megonigal, Huntingtown High School, Science

**Massachusetts **

Neil Plotnick, Everett High School, Mathematics

Keith Wright, The Springfield Renaissance School, Science

**Michigan **

Brian Langley, Novi High School, Science

Wendy Osterman, Sashabaw Middle School, Mathematics

**Minnesota **

Morgan Fierst, South High, Mathematics

Lisa Houdek, Central Senior High School, Science

**Mississippi **

Marshall Hobbs, Jackson Preparatory School, Science

Lauren Zarandona, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Mathematics

**Missouri **

Carol Robertson, Fulton High School, Science

Deanna Wasman, David H. Hickman High School, Mathematics

**Montana **

Jessica Anderson, Powell County High School, Science

Kerry Gruizenga, Skyview High School, Mathematics

**Nebraska **

Nicole Miller, Lakeview Jr-Sr High School, Science

Gregory Sand, Central High School, Mathematics

**New Hampshire **

Robin Ellwood, Rye Junior High School, Science

Patrick Kaplo, Windham High School, Science

**New Jersey **

Victoria Gorman, Medford Memorial Middle School, Science

Amy Mosser, Seneca High School, Mathematics

**New Mexico **

Kathleen Boerigter, Los Alamos High School, Science

Kevin Gant, Nex+Gen Academy, Science

**New York **

Daniel Mattoon, Niskayuna High School, Mathematics

Amanda Zullo, Saranac Lake High School, Science

**North Carolina **

Lauren Baucom, Forest Hills High School, Mathematics

Karen Newman, Durham Academy, Science

**North Dakota **

Jonathan Fugleberg, May-Port CG High School, Mathematics

Michelle Strand, West Fargo High School, Science

**Ohio **

Amy Roediger, Mentor High School, Science

Beth Vavzincak, Normandy High School, Mathematics

**Oklahoma **

Teri Kimble, Hydro-Eakly Middle School/High School, Science

Jamie Rentzel, Norman High School, Mathematics

**Oregon **

Katharine Dean, Centennial High School, Science

Brian Hanna, Newport High School, Mathematics

**Pennsylvania **

Elizabeth Allen, Saucon Valley High School, Mathematics

Jaunine Fouché, Milton Hershey School, Science

**Puerto Rico **

Nelson Franqui Flores, Saint John's School, Mathematics

Keyla Soto Hidalgo, University High School, Science

**Rhode Island **

Anthony Borgueta, Barrington Middle School, Science

Kristen Jahnz, Cumberland High School, Mathematics

**South Carolina **

Gail Vawter, Springfield Middle School, Science

Jennifer Wise, Hand Middle School, Mathematics

**South Dakota **

Jennifer Fowler, South Middle School, Science

Bjorg Remmers-Seymour, East Middle School, Mathematics

**Tennessee **

Laura Darnall, Goodpasture Christian School, Science

Mary Vaughan, Oak Ridge High School, Mathematics

**Texas **

Patty Hill, Kealing Middle School, Mathematics

Cara Johnson, Allen High School, Science

**U.S. Territories **

Thora Henry Letang, Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School, Science

Dora Borja Miura, Saipan Southern High School, Mathematics

**Utah **

Magdalene Huddleston, Sand Ridge Junior High, Science

Vicki Lyons, Lone Peak High School, Mathematics

**Vermont **

Katherine McCann, U-32 Middle High School, Mathematics

Mary Louise McLaughlin, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, Science

**Virginia **

Kelle Lyn Scott, Robinson Secondary School, Mathematics

Camilla Walck, Princess Anne High School, Science

**Washington **

Scott Cooley, University High School, Mathematics

Jeffery Wehr, Odessa High School, Science

**West Virginia **

Maureen Miller, Hurricane Middle School, Science

Sarah Snyder, Fairmont Senior High School, Mathematics

**Wisconsin **

Juan Botella, Monona Grove High School, Science

John Hayes, Northland Pines High School, Mathematics

**Wyoming **

Lesley Urasky, Rawlins High School, Science

Patricia Urasky, East High School, Mathematics

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