RALEIGH — Zebetta King, a Wake County teacher, has received the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the White House announced today.
King was one of 85 teachers nationally and two from North Carolina to win the award, which includes $10,000 from the National Science Foundation.
The award is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade math or science teacher can receive in the United States for outstanding teaching. This year's awards were limited teachers in kindergarten through sixth-grade.
Recipients are recognized for their contributions to teaching and learning, and their ability to help students make progress in math and science.
King is a coordinating teacher for elementary science in Wake, meaning she works with teachers across the school district. Previously, she taught at Swift Creek Elementary School.