Teachers of Tomorrow announced that Cara Johnson, who received her initial teacher certification through Texas Teachers, has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). These awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of math and science. Awardees serve as a model for their colleagues and an inspiration to their community.
Cara had to be selected from amongst her peers in Texas and then go through a rigorous selection process at the national level. As a PAEMST award recipient she will receive a certificate signed by President Obama, a paid trip to Washington DC for the recognition events, a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, and the opportunity to build lasting partnerships with her colleagues across the nation.
“Winning the PAEMST award has been humbling and so rewarding. Texas Teachers definitely played a role in this achievement,” said Cara Johnson. “In 2009, Texas Teachers provided me the foundation and skills I needed to obtain a job, manage and teach a class with great success. With this foundation, I was able to grow within my teaching profession and six years later receive this national recognition.”
Cara teaches 10th grade Biology and 12th grade Anatomy and Physiology at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. She has a degree in nutrition for the University of Texas and a M.S. in nutrition from Texas Women’s University. In 2006 she completed the Texas Teachers certification program to transition from her role as a nutritionist to become a high school science teacher.
“We created this program so that people like Cara, who have a passion for science, could bring their real world experience to the classroom and inspire the next generation of math and science professionals,” said Vernon Reaser, CEO of Teachers of Tomorrow. “It is great to see Cara get the recognition she deserves for the work she does with Texas students.”
Cara has recently taken on a new role as the High School Science Instructional Specialist.
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