Fort Campbell Educator Honored With Presidential Honor

A Fort Campbell educator was named a Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced the most recent recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year’s educators represent 7-12th grade educators from across the Nation, including Dr. Alysia Durham, a Mathematics Instructional Systems Specialist.

Durham says the Presidential Award exemplifies their continuous effort to strive for excellence in education for every student, every day, everywhere. She adds she is truly honored and filled with gratitude to be recognized among her colleagues who share a passion for mathematics and science education.

Dr. Alysia Durham, a 13-year educator, began her career in education as a mathematics teacher at P.A.S.S. Academy. From there, she taught one year at New Brockton High School before moving to DoDEA Fort Campbell High School (FCHS) where she recently completed her 12th year. Currently, Dr. Durham serves as a 6-12th Grade Math ISS for the DoDEA Americas Southeast Kentucky Community. Dr. Durham focuses on continuously improving her instruction to provide students with real-world experiences, incorporating hands-on and technology-enhanced lessons. She believes in building students’ mathematical confidence by instilling a growth mindset within all students.