Crestood teacher honored with presidential award

R-C Staff Report Published:

A Crestwood Primary School teacher has been awarded with nation's highest honor in the field of mathematics and science.

Natalie Harr, a first grade science teacher at Crestwood Primary School in Mantua, is one of two Ohio educators receiving the honor of the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The PAEMST program is awarded annually to educators in grades K-12 who demonstrate excellence in the fields of science and mathematics. The program is administered through the National Science Foundation in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Harr will receive a certificate signed by President Barack Obama and a $10,000 award from the NSF.

"This award honors the dedication and service of educators who are inspiring our students to become the next generation of engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs," Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a statement. "By making math and science exciting at a young age we help foster a generation of students poised to continue Ohio's legacy of innovation and engineering leadership."

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