Colette Bos wins Presidential Award
The Smith Junior High faculty member is one of our nation's top science teachers.
President Barack Obama named Colette Bos among 103 winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Bos is a teacher and instructional improvement specialist at Smith Junior High.
"Excellence in education is more than rigorous and intellectually stimulating instruction for students who will become researchers and scientists of the 21st century," Bos said.
"I've been privileged to guide students of all ability levels in science inquiry and exploration. For the last six years, I have co-taught special education students in an inclusive science classroom. This has been the most rewarding of all my teaching assignments over 21 years."
Bos will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., and $10,000
Later this year, Bos will travel to Washington, D.C., where she will attend recognition events, professional development opportunities, and meetings with members of Congress and science agency leaders. She will receive a presidential citation, gifts from national program sponsors and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation.
Winners exemplify the highest standards of math and science teaching
In addition to honoring individual achievement, the program exemplifies the highest standards of math and science teaching. It provides teachers an opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the country. This growing network of award-winning teachers serves as a vital resource for improving science, technology, engineering and math education.