Strength in Numbers

by Carol Lee '96

Cindy Hasselbring '95 is one of 28 math and science teachers nationwide to be honored with the prestigious Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Award. She has served 16 years at Milan High School in Michigan where she teaches math and coaches track and cross country.

This fall, she will join the other fellowship recipients for 11 months in Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities there will include evaluating candidates for research grants from the National Science Foundation. These $10,000 grants, known as Presidential Awards, are highly competitive. Only one math and one science teacher from each state are selected each year. Cindy was a Presidential Award recipient in 2006.

Cindy loves her students and is proud to represent Milan, Michigan. "I push myself because I think I have a lot to give," she said. "I've been blessed by God with a good family and a fine community."

Read more of Cindy's story.