The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This award is considered the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.
Principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public may nominate exceptional mathematics and science teachers (including computer science teachers). Educators may also self-nominate for this award. Each year, awards alternate between elementary and secondary teachers. In the 2018 award cycle, nominees must be a K-6 mathematics or science teacher. Nominations are due on April 1, 2018.