Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Did you miss webcast of Mtn Brook teacher, Melinda Storey, at The White House?

Mountain Brook teacher being honored at White House

By William Thornton -- The Birmingham News

January 06, 2010, 12:25PM
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Melinda Storey of Mountain Brook (Birmingham News file)   

A Mountain Brook Elementary teacher is being honored at the White House this afternoon with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science.
Melinda Storey, a teacher for 18 years in the Mountain Brook system, is one of two teachers in Alabama to receive the award, which was announced last July. Storey teaches gifted students third through sixth grades, specializing in science.
More than 100, science, math and engineering teachers around the country won the award, which is given each year to teachers or organizations who mentor students in science and engineering courses.
The teachers will receive the award, which comes with $10,000 from the National Science Foundation for use in the classroom.
Teachers are nominated for the award by colleagues, administrators or students. The winners are selected by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators. The other teacher in Alabama to receive the award was Haley James of Toney.
The event will be webcast live at at 12:30 CST.

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