The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level. Read complete press release. Patty has been teaching mathematics at Kealing Middle School for 18 years. She currently teaches Algebra I, Algebra II, and an elective she created called Math in the Arts. She also works with Querium to develop the artificial intelligence that provides adaptive tutoring and student problem solving analytics for teachers. Patty transformed her classroom using the flipped learning model, creating an environment where students learn that perseverance and hard work will be rewarded with improved confidence in their problem solving abilities and a deep understanding of mathematics. Read more.