Lexmark International Inc. has honored two Fayette County Public Schools classroom instructors with the company’s Educating Excellence award.
Linda Dewees, a math teacher at Henry Clay High School, and Nami Stager, a STEM teacher at Wellington Elementary, were surprised in front of their students and colleagues.
At Henry Clay, Dewees strives to make math lessons fun and interesting through class competitions and hand-built 3D models that help students comprehend concepts. She records her lessons on video and posts them online, enabling review and better understanding.
She also started a STEM club for girls.
At Wellington, Stager provides many opportunities for her students to explore how STEM works in the world around them. She engages children with tools like robotics and programming software so they can problem-solve with creative thinking.
Stager also leads the school’s STEM club.
The Educating Excellence program, formerly known as INSPIRE, recognizes outstanding Central Kentucky elementary, middle, and high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors, and presents $1,000 cash awards from September through May.
Fellow educators, administrators, students, and community members may nominate any K-12 teacher they believe is worthy of the award. Eligible nominees must teach in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, or Woodford County.
From Fayette County Public Schools Communications