Oak Ridge High School Teacher to be Honored by White House


August 23, 2016

On Monday, August 22, President Barack Obama named more than 200 teachers from around the country who would be receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. One of those teachers is our own Mary Vaughan of Oak Ridge High School.

The award is given to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country, according to a release from the White House. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level.



Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. They are also invited to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony, as well educational and celebratory events, and visits with members of the Administration.

Ms. Vaughan is a math teacher and has been at Oak Ridge High School for 20 years. You can learn more about Mary Vaughan and her teaching career online.