Mobile CSP Teacher Wins Presidential Award
Update: Jackie got to shake hands with President Obama. How awesome is that! Click here for some photos of Jackie at the White House.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Corricelli (2014 Cohort) from Conard High School in West Hartford received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. She will receive $10,000 and have the chance to travel to our nation's capitol for a ceremony hosted at the White House. Earning this presidential award is a huge honor and accomplishment. Congratulations Jackie!
Jackie was one of two Connecticut teachers to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching have rewarded and inspired great teaching since 1983. In a released statement, President Obama praised this year's batch of winners, which includes educators from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. "The work these teachers are doing in our classrooms today will help ensure that America stays on the cutting edge tomorrow," Obama said.
Jackie has been teaching the Mobile CSP course this past year as well as participating as one of the College Board's pilot CSP instructors. As she said in accepting her award, "I love to learn, especially about mathematics and computer science. I feel quite blessed to have a career that lets me use this passion to help others."