Nominated by students, parents and school administrators, these middle and high school math teachers are being honored for using interactive and creative learning approaches to make math real and relatable for their students.
“Math Heroes are passionate professionals who challenge their students to be curious and confident, to discover how math shapes their world,” said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon’s vice president of Corporate Affairs. “We are thrilled to recognize the hard work and dedication of these inspirational teachers.”
Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school. Winners are selected based on compelling submissions from nominators on the effective and creative ways teachers work with students in math, drawing on new and advanced approaches.
The 2013 Math Hero Award recipients are:
· Natalie Angelis, Lake Nona High School, Orlando, Fla.
· Sean Ashburner, East Lyme Middle School, Niantic, Conn.
· Elizabeth Batten, Greenbrier Middle School, Chesapeake, Va.
· Ian Brown, GATE Academy, San Rafael, Calif.
· Jarrod Brown, Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, Mass.
· Sara Cooley, Allen High School, Allen, Texas
· Ana De Mello, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, Fayetteville, Ga.
· Jeffrey Fronius, Horizon Christian School, Indianapolis, Ind.
· Kelly Hagan, Wayland Middle School, Wayland, Mass.
· Eric Hendrickson, Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
· Kimberly Kehr, Cimarron Middle School, Parker, Colo.
· Scott Keltner, Eudora High School, Eudora, Kan.
· Benjamin Lei, Arlington High School, Lagrangeville, N.Y.
· Rochelle Leininger, Whitko Middle School, Larwill, Ind.
· Diana Liberto, Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen, Md.
· Elise Maggiacomo, LaSalle Academy, Providence, R.I.
· Laura McConnaughey, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.
· Magda Mixon, Martinez Middle School, Lutz, Fla.
· Kelly Muscolino, Hawkins Middle School, Forest, Miss.
· TJ Peacher, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.
· Azat Penjiyev, Sonoran Science Academy Davis-Montham, Tucson, Ariz.
· Dana Rubin, Montclair High School, Montclair, N.J.
· Patricia Sanders, Randall Middle School, Lithia, Fla.
· Andrew Senka, Fairfield Middle School, Richmond, Va.
· Michelle Sigle, Lowery Freshman Center, Allen, Texas
· Kelley Straight, Focus North High School, Columbus, Ohio
· Donna Tchir-Spence, Oak Street School, Lakewood, N.J.
· Sean Tillman, Southern Boone County Middle School, Ashland, Mo.
· Lynn Tytka, St. Mary’s High School, Lancaster, N.Y.
· Stacey Webb, Paradise Junior High School, Paradise, Texas
· Christopher Yetman, Canyon del Oro High School, Tucson, Ariz.
· Julie Young, Prairie View Middle School, Henderson, Colo.
Raytheon’s MathMovesU® program is an initiative committed to increasing middle and elementary school students’ interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!®; Raytheon’s Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®, which showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill ride using math fundamentals; the “In the Numbers” game, a partnership with the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon; the company’s ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS® National Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on Twitter @MathMovesU.