Hytower Named State Finalist For National Math Award 

CARROLLTON, GA –  Carrollton Junior High School math teacher Regina Hytower is one of three finalists in Georgia in the grades 7-12 mathematics category recognized at the state level by the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. As a state finalist, she will now compete for national recognition.

Carrollton Junior High School math teacher Regina Hytower is one of only three Georgia finalists to receive recognition by the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recognition program. She will now compete at the national level. Here she is pictured with state School Supt. Richard Woods, right, and Carrollton City Schools Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Anna Clifton. Hytower was recognized at a state Department of Education awards ceremony Thursday. 

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. The awards were established by Congress in 1983. Up to 108 teachers in these subjects could be named recipients each year.

“This is a tremendous honor for Ms. Hytower and it couldn’t be more deserving,” said CJHS Principal Travis Thomaston. “Not only is she an exceptional math teacher, but a good person. She exemplifies kindness one act at a time. Her strong bond with her students and their families has translated into impressive academic performances by her students. She is among the favorite teachers at CJHS.”

On Thursday, Hytower was recognized by state School Supt. Richard Woods at a ceremony in Atlanta. Anna Clifton, Carrollton City Schools assistant superintendent of Teaching and Learning, attended the recognition event.

“Only three 7-12 math teachers in the entire state received this honor,” she said. “It is a testament to the quality of Ms. Hytower’s instruction, the passion reflected in her work ethic, and her true desire to see all children succeed. We are so proud of her!”