Congratulating Laura Parnby Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer
Posted on 2014-01-09
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Mr. LUETKEMEYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the
achievements of Laura Pam for receiving the Presidential Award for
Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). It is an honor
to have such a fine educator in my district teaching this nation's next
generation of leaders.
This award is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. It is given annually to teachers across the country who demonstrate outstanding achievements in teaching science and math to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Not only do these educators represent the very best in their field and have a true passion for math and sciences, but they instill that passion into their students.
Laura is one of 102 teachers to receive this award in 2013. She is the Assistant Principal at Green Tree Elementary School in Lake St. Louis, Missouri and has acted as an adjunct professor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Primarily Math program. With funding from the National Science Foundation, she co-created and co-taught two graduate level mathematics content courses for primary teachers. These classes have become staples of the program. She also serves on the 2013 Louisville Regional Conference Committee for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
I am encouraged that the students of Missouri have educators such as Laura who can help them excel in the important fields of math and science at such a young age. The guidance and instruction of teachers like Laura are vital in producing the world's next leaders of innovative science, and I hope that this Chamber will continue to support the development of exceptional teachers in these fields.