News August 5, 2020

Jackson Hole Teacher Gets Presidential Award

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Two Wyoming educators, including one from Jackson Hole High School, have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. President Donald J. Trump made the announcement of the 2019 winners on Monday. PAEMST is the highest recognition that K-12 mathematics, science, or computer science teachers can receive in the U.S. Nominations and awards are facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow says, “Aimee Kay and Jennifer Kelley set the gold standard when it comes to teaching math and science to students,” Kelly teaches Algebra, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC at Jackson Hole High School and a concurrent enrollment class through Central Wyoming College. Kay is a 7-8 grade science teacher at Thermopolis Middle School.