Kent Page, the science academic support teacher at Carnahan Elementary School 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 was also a state finalist for the PAEMST program in 2010. He joined Northside ISD in 2000 as a teacher at the Northside Children's Center, and joined Carnahan in 2008 when the campus opened. 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 to the Texas Education Agency, it is the highest recognition that a mathematics or science teacher may receive for exemplary teaching in the United States.
Page is one of six finalists in Texas and now moves on to the national competition. A panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators may select one math and one science teacher from each state and U.S. jurisdiction for the national award. National winners receive $10,000, an all-expense paid trip for two to Washington, D.C. to attend recognition events, and a citation signed by the President of the United States.