Chippewa Falls teacher honored at ceremony with presidential award

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Tina Parker

The Chippewa Herald: It’s all about student engagement. If the Chippewa Falls teacher could get her students more involved in the learning process, she thought there was a better chance for them to be successful.

Tina Parker is an interventionist at Southview and Hillcrest elementary schools but received recognition for her previous work as a first grade teacher when she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on Sept. 8 in Washington D.C.

The award is the nation’s highest honor for teachers in those fields, according to the PAEMST website. President Obama announced the winners of the award from every state Aug. 22.

“As the United States continues to lead the way in the innovation that is shaping our future,” Obama said in a press release, “these excellent teachers are preparing students from all corners of the country with the science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills that help keep us on the cutting-edge.”

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