julie ostlundJulie Ostlund, teacher and staff development assessment specialist, is one of three Minnesota finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). At the recent state conference for the Minnesota Council for Teachers of Math, at which she was also a presenter, Ostlund was recognized for achieving this honor.

PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. As a state finalist, Ostlund will be considered for one of the national awards that will be announced by the White House at a later date.