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Recently, The White House announced the recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
And guess what!? Our very own Tiffany Oliver, Robinson High School's IB Higher Level Biology teacher, received the honor of Presidential Awardee!
She was selected for her expertise and dedication to teaching, and the positive impact she has made on student achievement. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
This is considered the nation's highest honor given to a math or science teacher in the United States, and this is the first time, in nearly 30 years, that a science teacher in Hillsborough County has received this award. What Tiffany loves most about teaching is when something sparks students to explore further an interest or a career path in STEM that they had never considered before.
"I am extremely humbled and honored to receive the Presidential Award. It is affirmation of all of the hard work, reflection, and dedication I have put forth over the years, and is also recognition of the importance and value of innovative STEM education. Every day I am inspired by my students as I strive to empower them to be lifelong learners of science!" -Tiffany Oliver
She is now part of the national STEM Teacher Leader network, and we are proud to have her represent Robinson High School, our Magnet Programs, our district, and the state of Florida. Tiffany's most memorable experience was being able to attend the White House STEM Education Summit, where she had conversations with the Senior Policy Advisors at the White House Office of Science and Technology about where STEM education is going. We know our STEM education is top-notch in Hillsborough County thanks to partners and leaders like Tiffany.