Kathy Hiteman, a sixth-grade science teacher at Kromrey, was named one of 102 teachers to receive the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Obama.
The 2013 awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. Hiteman and the other educators will receive their awards at a Washington, D.C., event in the coming year.
Hiteman was one of five Wisconsin educators to be nominated for the awards in July 2012. The state's math winner is Mary Fernan, a fifth-grade teacher at Northside Intermediate School in the Milton School District.
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level.