Highland Park Middle School seventh grade Accelerated Mathematics teacher Jean Streepey has been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She is believed to be the first HPISD teacher ever to receive this honor.
The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science.
Streepey is currently in Washington, DC, for the awards ceremony, where she is receiving a citation signed by President Trump and a $10,000 award from NSF.
"Anyone who knows Jean Streepey knows that she is a very dedicated teacher," HPISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg said. "Four years ago, she was Region 10's Secondary Teacher of the Year and one of only 20 teachers under consideration for Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. Since then, she has served as one of the leads for the district's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) design team and is currently on the middle school's instructional leadership team. This is a tremendous honor and she is highly deserving."
Streepey has taught for thirteen years, all in HPISD. She and her husband Mike live in Highland Park and have two daughters who are graduates of HPHS.
For more information on this award, see this link. Congratulations, Jean!