Four Maryland teachers win presidential excellence award

April 30, 1999

Four Maryland teachers were among 210 nationwide who were named yesterday by President Clinton as recipients of the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

They are Brenda Hines Hammonds, a math teacher at William Tyler Page Elementary School in Silver Spring; Kathleen B. House, a math teacher at Frederick High School in Frederick; Jennifer Ellen Cofone, a science teacher at Deer Crossing Elementary School in New Market; and Coit Taylor Hendley III, a science teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.

The award, established in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, is administered by the National Science Foundation. Recipients are awarded $7,500 to advance math and science education in their school and district.

Pub Date: 4/30/99

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