Merion teacher wins presidential math and science award

    Penny Glackman’s devotion to teaching has paid off in a big way. The Merion School teacher is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She’s one of 85 teachers nationwide to be recognized.

    Glackman was selected first through a state-level selection process and then by a panel of mathematicians, scientists and educators, the Main Line Times reports.

    Aside from the honor, Glackman gets $10,00 and a stay in Washington, D.C. for the ceremony and other celebrations.

    Glackman is a member of the Lower Merion School District Science Task Force, Green Council, and Cultural Proficiency Cadre and teaches her third grade class with fun assignments like video conferences with NASA, visits from engineers and hands-on activities.

    She’s the third teacher in the district to win the award.

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