State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Marianne Chowning-Dray, a San Mateo County teacher, is among five nominees selected statewide for the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Chowning-Day is an Algebra II and trigonometry teacher at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto. She has 22 years teaching experience that has included such educational settings as a large urban private school, rural and suburban public schools, a special education school for foster youth and on satellite television.
The awards go specifically to K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Later this year, a national review committee will consider the five California nominees and select one mathematics teacher and one science teacher as recipients of the 2013 award.
The following students from Colgate University were recipients of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University, in upstate New York. Anna Schein, a graduate of Menlo School from Menlo Park, and a member of the class of 2016; Ariana Martin, a graduate of Burlingame High School from Foster City, and a member of the class of 2016; Timothy Coleman, a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School from Menlo Park, and a member of the class of 2016; and Zachary Abt, a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School from Menlo Park, and a member of the class of 2016.
To be eligible for the Dean’s Award, a Colgate student must achieve a minimum 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses.
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