A science teacher at Richland’s Three Rivers HomeLink program is one of five finalists from Washington state for a national teaching award.
Trevor Macduff was selected along with the other four finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by a statewide selection committee, a release from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction said.
The award is given annually to a teacher from each state and is meant to recognize a teacher’s contribution to teaching and learning and their ability to help students make progress in mathematics and science.
The other Washington nominees include teachers from Spokane Valley, Seattle, Port Townsend and Odessa.
“These five teachers are creating the perfect blend of highly challenging math and science and expert teaching,” said state Superintendent Randy Dorn in a release. He added that the nominees are not only content experts but “have a heart for kids and a real joy in seeing kids become high-level scientists and mathematicians.”
Final award recipients are expected to be announced in the spring.