The 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is being presented to two Oklahoma teachers — including one who died Dec. 5.
Teachers Diane Reece of Bokoshe Elementary and Carol Huett of Kelley Elementary in Moore have been announced as the Oklahoma recipients of the award.
Reece died Dec. 5 after a disease that affects bone marrow and blood cells developed into leukemia.
Reece introduced robotics to Bokoshe, helped obtain a grant for after-school programs and founded the town library. Huett has led several workshops on science safety and served on several district- and state-level committees on curriculum and assessment.
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