Teaching Recognition and Recruitment (PAEMST) Banquet. This will be an evening to celebrate the 2016
PAEMST Awardees, the 2017 DE Cohort of Finalists, and to initiate the recruitment process for the 2018
nominees for the award.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest
recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United
States. These Presidential Awards were established by Congress in 1983, and are administered for the
White House by the National Science Foundation. Each year, the Presidential Awards allow for each state
and U.S. jurisdiction to select a limited number of mathematics teachers and science teachers as state
finalists. The national PAEMST review committee then selects a maximum of two teachers, one from each
discipline, from each state and U.S. jurisdiction to be honored as PAEMST Awardees.
This year’s banquet will take place on November 9, 2017, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center on the
campus of Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Doors opening at 5:30 p.m.
and dinner being served shortly after 6:00 p.m. The evening will include a brief program to honor the
teachers who have been selected as the Delaware PAEMST Awardees and the Finalists. The meal will be
an Italian selection and the cost is $20.00 per person.
Due to fiscal considerations, we are requesting payment for meals in advance. Please complete and return
the attached response form along with your check by October 30, 2017. Contact Lydia Collins at 302-735-
4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:
Delaware Department of Education
Attn: Lydia Collins
401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901
Contact Lydia Collins at 302-735-4180 if you have any questions or if you have special dietary needs.
We hope you will be able to join us as we give positive recognition to our selected teachers for their
accomplishments and dedication to Delaware students. This is also an evening designed to assist in the
recruitment of next year’s potential finalists and to celebrate progress in mathematics and science education.