WJJMS Teacher Kristina Ngai Receives Prestigious Award
On behalf of Superintendent Burt, Dr. Hewes and the Board of Education, we are proud to celebrate the following national news about our William J. Johnston Middle School teacher, Kristina Ngai. William J. Johnston Middle School Innovations Teacher, Mrs. Kristina Ngai was awarded the highest recognition that a K-12 STEM and/or computer science teacher could receive for outstanding teaching in the United States! Mrs. Ngai is one of the two K-6 recipients in Connecticut and one of 215 in the United States!
Congratulations Mrs. Ngai!
About the Presidential Awards for Excellence In Mathematics and Science Teaching...
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.
Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States; a trip to Washington D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
Awardees also join an active network of outstanding educators from throughout the nation. Since 1983, more than 5,000 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Awardees reflect the expertise and dedication of the Nation's teaching corps, and they demonstrate the positive impact of excellent teachers on student achievement.