It is a honor to be selected for the Presidential Award in the area of mathematics and to join the ranks of other outstanding educators in mathematics and science education. Being selected for this award is particularly meaningful because I believe in being a champion for education and this award reinforces that my instruction is worth recognition. It is humbling even to be nominated for this prestigious award. I would like to thank all of my colleagues that have supported and mentored me.

Katie McCue Cody, WY | K-6, Mathematics, 2020

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

Katie McCue has been an educator for over 12 years and has spent the last five years teaching all subjects to second graders at Eastside Elementary School. Previously, she taught fifth grade for three years, reading and mathematics interventions for two years, and was a district Teacher on Special Assignment for two years, where she managed grants and implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Before earning her teacher license, she was a para-educator at Harrisburg Elementary School. Katie’s love for education goes beyond the classroom. She is currently the co-president of her school’s parent teacher organization as well as a district curriculum facilitator. Katie also participates at the state level. She is a member of the Level Up cohort and is an Educator Ambassador for the eLearning Collaborative. These opportunities provide leadership training, networking with educators throughout the state, and ongoing professional development. In 2013, Katie was selected to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teacher Academy. This academy was foundational in shaping Katie’s pedagogy around STEM. In 2015, she became a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of early and middle childhood literacy. Finally, in 2018, Katie was selected as one of 10 Wyoming recipients to receive the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement award. These prestigious opportunities highlight her excellence in teaching and learning. Katie earned a B.S. in psychology from the University of Oregon and an M.A.T. in elementary education from Oregon State University. She is certified in preschool, K-12 reading, kindergarten through sixth grade English as a Second Language, and K-12 administration. Currently, she is completing her Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wyoming.

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