CEE Congratulates Tiffany Oliver

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Tiffany Oliver Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Workshops in Virginia

McLean, VA – November 21, 2019 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) congratulates Tiffany Oliver, IB Biology teacher from T.R. Robinson High School, a recipient of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. PAEMST was established by Congress in 1983.

“Ms. Oliver attended the CEE Teacher Enrichment Program's Tampa Bite of Science workshop in 2018 in Tampa, Florida. It is so wonderful to see her recognized in this way,” said Mariah Green, Director of CEE’s TEP program.

Tiffany Oliver has taught biology at T.R. Robinson High School since 2003, and currently teaches International Baccalaureate Higher Level Biology to 11–12th-grade students. She taught previously at the Caribbean International Academy and St. Maarten Montessori School, Northern Virginia Community College, and the University of South Florida.

“The Center for Excellence in Education is very proud of Ms. Oliver for having garnered the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a fine role model who has participated in the Center’s Teacher Enrichment Program.” said Joann DiGennaro, CEE’s President. 

A panel of distinguished mathematicians, scientists, and educators at the State and national levels assess the applications before recommending nominees to OSTP. Teachers are selected based on their distinction in the classroom and dedication to improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. After a long selection process, Ms. Oliver was nominated as one of four finalists from the state of Florida for the award. The Awardees were recently announced by the White House.

Awardees come from schools in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, and schools in the United States territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Nominations and awards are facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation. 

About the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)
CEE was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information, visit CEE’s web site, https://www.cee.org 

About Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP)
The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) is to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). TEP provides rural and urban underserved high school teachers the opportunity to connect with experts from industry and academia to explore cutting-edge research and make meaningful professional links with direct benefits for their students. Offering free teacher workshops enables TEP to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in STEM. TEP currently engages teachers in California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Companies and organizations interested in supporting the nonprofit program are encouraged to contact CEE.

Media Contacts: Tom Flavell, (703) 448-9062 ext. 237

Related websites:
Teacher Enrichment Program: https://www.cee.org/teacher-enrichment-program
Research Science Institute: https://www.cee.org/research-science-institute
USA Biolympiad: https://www.cee.org/usa-biology-olympiad-usabo


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