The Presidential Award represents the work and dedication of those who understand the importance of STEM education and I am greatly honored and humbled to be among this inspiring group. STEM education is my passion and this award encourages me to continue guiding my students to explore their curiosities, use innovative thinking, and collaborate on both a national and global level to resolve global STEM issues. This award is a reflection of how, together, we can truly accomplish the impossible.

Tiffany Pace Charleston, WV | K-6, Science, 2020

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Tiffany Pace has been an educator for 10 years with Kanawha County Schools and has been a third grade teacher at Weberwood Elementary School for two years. She has also taught at J.E. Robins, Lakewood, Montrose, and Alum Creek Elementary Schools and has been an instructor at the Governor’s School for Math and Science and a fourth grade teacher for the West Virginia Virtual School. Tiffany’s passion for STEM education and global awareness can be seen through her partnership with a third grade classroom at the AngloAmerican School in Managua, Nicaragua. To create a global connection, students video conferenced to compare climates and share photos and stories of our local environments and the habitats around us. To share her STEM experiences with peers, Tiffany has presented at the NSTA National Conference in St. Louis and the NSTA STEM20 Virtual Conference. She has also authored articles and is a reviewer for the NSTA Science and Children journal. Tiffany is a National Geographic Certified Educator, Underwood-Smith Scholars Mentor, NSTA member, West Virginia Science Teachers Association member, DonorsChoose Advocate, and a Fuel Up to Play 60 Advisor. She is a member of her county’s World Cultures and Diversity Cadre and Professional Staff Development. As a grant writer, she has written and received over $400,000 in grants for educational supplies, STEM materials, technology, gardening materials, healthy eating and physical activity supplies, community outreach programs, and professional development. Tiffany earned her B.S. in public relations and journalism from West Virginia University and her M.A. in education from Liberty University. She is a certified West Virginia teacher with a permanent license in Elementary Education pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.

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