Lexmark recently honored Megan Cartier, a special education math teacher at Franklin County High School (FCHS) in Frankfort, Ky., with INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award.
The program recognizes outstanding Central Kentucky area elementary, middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.
From basic money and banking skills to career building, Cartier excels in making math “real” for her special education students utilizing multimedia, Smart Boards and other technology. Cartier has developed a classroom teaching method that covers the curriculum of multiple grade levels while meeting the needs of her students’ learning skill sets.
Lexmark representatives presented Cartier with a $1,000 award in front of peers and students at FCHS, to be used to promote STEM education in her classroom.
Lexmark launched INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award in 2011 to highlight and salute exceptional middle and high school teachers who teach science, technology, engineering and/or math in designated Central Kentucky counties. In 2013 the program was expanded to include elementary school teachers.
In order to be eligible for the INSPIRE award, a teacher must receive an online nomination as well as one reference letter from students, colleagues, parents, school administrators or community leaders. Eligible nominees must teach in one of the following Central Kentucky counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott and Woodford. Nominations can be made on the INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award page on Lexmark.com.