Salem Junior High Teacher Honored by Utah State Board of Education

The Utah State Board of Education has selected our very own Nikki Mendenhall as one of only five 2019 Utah finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. Awards are given to mathematics and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science (including computer science) education. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Congratulations Miss Mendenhall! You are an integral part of Salem Jr High and we are so proud of you!