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2 teachers in Davis get $7,500 each

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Two Davis School District teachers recently received $7,500 each as part of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Kristin M. Hadley, a Fairfield Junior High math teacher, and Sharon Y. Miya, a Davis High science teacher, were honored in a Washington, D.C., ceremony.They were joined by 105 others from 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

The money will benefit the teachers' schools.

"These talented secondary-school teachers inspire students to learn about mathematics and science and show students that learning can be exciting," said Luther Williams, assistant director of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

"The teachers selected . . . serve as catalysts to other teachers, encouraging them to raise the standards for teaching and learning mathematics and science across the nation."

Teachers were selected for their teaching performance, background and experience.

The Presidential Awards Program was established in 1983 to honor exemplary work by math and science teachers. It was expanded five years later to include elementary teachers.

The National Science Foundation administers the program for the White House.