Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Kristi Fehr, Cassidy's science lab teacher, is among Kentucky’s handful of finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Because the winners alternate years between grades K-6 and 7-12, Fehr will have to wait a while to learn whether she goes to Washington. Meanwhile, the Kentucky Science Teachers Association saluted her during this fall’s 2018 state conference in Lexington.
Fehr earned her bachelor’s degree in Montessori Education from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and her master’s degree from Xavier University. She has been an elementary teacher in public and private schools in North Carolina and Kentucky for nearly 24 years. She has been a science lab teacher for Fayette County Public Schools since 2006 and at Cassidy since 2014.
The presidential award, which is the highest honor the U.S. government bestows for K-12 math and science instruction, recognizes two teachers from each state who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that enhances student learning. Honorees receive a certificate signed by the president, a paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend recognition events and professional learning sessions, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.