Kent Page, a fifth grade teacher at Carnahan ES known for his hands-on lessons with students, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.
Page, who has taught at Carnahan since the school opened in 2008, started his career in Northside in 2000 working with severely emotionally disturbed students as a teacher at the Northside Children's Center. Before becoming a science teacher, Page owned a music studio and taught music for almost two decades in San Antonio.
The PAEMST program recognizes kindergarten through sixth grade mathematics and science teachers whose innovative methods bring teaching to life in the classroom. According the Texas Education Agency, it is the highest recognition that a mathematics or science teacher may receive for exemplary teaching in the United States.