Stephanie Chlebus '05 receives the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

From the PAEMST Recognition Program:

Stephanie Chlebus has taught for 7 years in Alexandria City. She taught third grade for 3 years at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, and for the last year fifth grade mathematics at Charles Barrett Elementary School.

Her leadership resulted in the creation of annual Parent Academy Nights, in which parents attended 1-night courses to better assist their children’s academic development. These events won a Best Practices Award from the Character Education Partnership. As head of the Math Committee and Math School Improvement Plan, Stephanie helped establish school wide Math Family Game Nights. This led to her article “Increasing Parent Involvement and Discourse,” to be published in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' "Teaching Children Mathematics." Her other leadership positions have included team leader, School Leadership member, and District Math Committee member.

Stephanie has a B.S., cum laude, in theater with a minor in elementary education from Gettysburg College. She has an M.Ed.: Mathematics Leadership, summa cum laude, from George Mason University, where she received an Exxon scholarship for “demonstrated leadership ability, content knowledge, and exceptional potential as a math specialist." Her endorsements include prekindergarten through sixth grade education and kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics education.