Raytheon recognizes 'Math Hero' teachers nationwide
Educators commended with teacher scholarships and matching grants for math
excellence inside the classroom
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is
ringing in the school year by honoring 32 teachers nationwide with
MathMovesU^® Math Heroes Awards.
The honor recognizes outstanding work with students in math using interactive
and creative learning initiatives. Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and
a matching grant for his or her school. Winners were selected based on
compelling submissions from nominators on the effective and creative ways
teachers work with students in math, drawing on new and advanced approaches.
"Math Heroes embrace the hard work and enthusiasm needed to enrich math
classrooms each and every day," saidPamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice
president of Community Relations. "We are thrilled to recognize the exemplary
dedication of these teachers in helping students understand how math shapes
their world and how it creates limitless possibilities for their future."
2012 Math Hero Award recipients are:
oL. Marizza Bailey, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.
oGina Ball, Adams Middle School, Redondo Beach, Calif.
oDana Bates, Harpeth High School, Kingston Springs, Tenn.
oErin Berry, La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, Calif.
oNatalie Briggs, Bay Point Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
oCynthia Burke, Sherrard Middle School, Wheeling, W.Va.
oCharles Collingwood, Catalina Magnet High School, Tucson, Ariz.
oRobert Cowles, Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School, Roseboro, N.C.
oLaura Cummings, Center for Inquiry at School 84, Indianapolis, Ind.
oMaria Genota, Monroe Magnet Middle School, Inglewood, Calif.
oTracy Glazier, Herndon Middle School, Herndon, Va.
oSusan Goers, Good Foundations Academy, Riverdale, Utah
oMarc Haskell, Saint Philomena School, Portsmouth, R.I.
oTrista Hennebry, Ruth Dowell Middle School, McKinney, Texas
oTheresa Horvath, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
oCraig Klement, Sulphur High School, Sulphur, La.
oBrad Latimer, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pa.
oRebecca Lee, Timber Creek High School, Orlando, Fla.
oMadhavi Marathe, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School,
oElitia Mattox, FORWARD School of Creative Writing, Bronx, N.Y.
oJerry McCorkle, West Memphis Christian School, West Memphis, Ark.
oKenneth Nwocha, Dulaney High School, Timonium, Md.
oThomas O'Brien, Williamsburg Collegiate Charter, Brooklyn, N.Y.
oChristine Payson, North Cumberland Middle School, Cumberland, R.I.
oZoe Perryman, Sloan Creek Middle School, Fairview, Texas
oJeanne Rector, Phelps County R-3, Edgar Springs, Mo.
oAdam Scafede, Tortolita Middle School, Tucson, Ariz.
oAlesia Slocumb-Bradford, Jefferson Middle School, District of Columbia
oKristina Vantassel, Grant School, Marshfield, Wis.
oJennifer Walker, Rice Middle School, Plano, Texas
oMary Walz, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, Wis.
oJason Williams, John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Nominations for the 2013 Math Heroes Awards program will open in March 2013.
For more information about MathMovesU scholarships, please visit
www.mathmovesu.com or www.facebook.com/MathMovesU.
Raytheon's MathMovesU^® program is an initiative committed to increasing
middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education
by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs
of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!™,
Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot^®, which
showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill
ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with
the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by
Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS^® National
Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow
MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on
Twitter at @MathMovesU.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at@raytheon.
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