Educators commended with teacher scholarships and matching grants for math excellence inside the classroom
Raytheon Company (RTN) is ringing in the school year by honoring 32 teachers nationwide with MathMovesU(R) Math Heroes Awards.
The honor recognizes outstanding work with students in math using interactive and creative learning initiatives. Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school. Winners were 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.
"Math Heroes embrace the hard work and enthusiasm needed to enrich math classrooms each and every day," said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Community Relations. "We are thrilled to recognize the exemplary dedication of these teachers in helping students understand how math shapes their world and how it creates limitless possibilities for their future."
2012 Math Hero Award recipients are:
L. Marizza Bailey, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Gina Ball, Adams Middle School, Redondo Beach, Calif.
Dana Bates, Harpeth High School, Kingston Springs, Tenn.
Erin Berry, La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, Calif.
Natalie Briggs, Bay Point Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Cynthia Burke, Sherrard Middle School, Wheeling, W.Va.
Charles Collingwood, Catalina Magnet High School, Tucson, Ariz.
Robert Cowles, Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School, Roseboro, N.C.
Laura Cummings, Center for Inquiry at School 84, Indianapolis, Ind.
Maria Genota, Monroe Magnet Middle School, Inglewood, Calif.
Tracy Glazier, Herndon Middle School, Herndon, Va.
Susan Goers, Good Foundations Academy, Riverdale, Utah
Marc Haskell, Saint Philomena School, Portsmouth, R.I.
Trista Hennebry, Ruth Dowell Middle School, McKinney, Texas
Theresa Horvath, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
Craig Klement, Sulphur High School, Sulphur, La.
Brad Latimer, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pa.
Rebecca Lee, Timber Creek High School, Orlando, Fla.
Madhavi Marathe, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough, Mass.
Elitia Mattox, FORWARD School of Creative Writing, Bronx, N.Y.
Jerry McCorkle, West Memphis Christian School, West Memphis, Ark.
Kenneth Nwocha, Dulaney High School, Timonium, Md.
Thomas O'Brien, Williamsburg Collegiate Charter, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Christine Payson, North Cumberland Middle School, Cumberland, R.I.
Zoe Perryman, Sloan Creek Middle School, Fairview, Texas
Jeanne Rector, Phelps County R-3, Edgar Springs, Mo.
Adam Scafede, Tortolita Middle School, Tucson, Ariz.
Alesia Slocumb-Bradford, Jefferson Middle School, District of Columbia
Kristina Vantassel, Grant School, Marshfield, Wis.
Jennifer Walker, Rice Middle School, Plano, Texas
Mary Walz, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, Wis.
Jason Williams, John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Nominations for the 2013 Math Heroes Awards program will open in March 2013. For more information about MathMovesU scholarships, please visit www.mathmovesu.com or www.facebook.com/MathMovesU.
Raytheon's MathMovesU(R) 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!(TM), Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills(TM) experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot(R), 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(R) National Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on Twitter at @MathMovesU.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.