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Barker Teacher is a Presidential Award State Finalist for the 2nd Time

Barker STEM Teacher Indiana State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching

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Barker Middle School STEM Teacher Amy Hamann has been selected as an Indiana finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. This is the nation's highest honor for teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She is one of only three Indiana Educators chosen for this prestigious award and she will now be considered at the national level. This is the second time she has been honored as a state-level PAEMST winner! (She was a PAEMST Indiana State Finalist in 2013 also!)

Barker Principal Lucas Snyder, Amy Hamann, and her husband, Derek Hamann attended an honorary luncheon in Indianapolis on Tuesday, September 7th. The top three math teachers and top three science teachers were celebrated at the luncheon. Also in attendance were special guests from the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Inc (HASTI), PAEMST State Coordinator, and former PAEMST Math & Science Awardees from Indiana.

State finalists PAEMST applications have been sent on to the National Committee who will select one math and one science teacher for this prestigious award from each state. The White House will release the announcement of the 2021 PAEMST Awardees.

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Picture (from left): Mr. Lucas Snyder, Barker Principal, and Mrs. Amy Hamann, Barker STEM Teacher & STEM Coordinator