April 28, 2011

San Leandro Teacher Katy McCarthy Honored by President Obama

Katy McCarthy, a science teacher at San Leandro's Washington Elementary, was honored today with the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Education.

The honor includes a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and "an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony and several days of educational and celebratory events, including visits with members of Congress and the Administration."

McCarthy earned National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2008 and received a commendation from the San Leandro School Board in September 2009.

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