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November 14, 2019 at 7:57 am

India West Reports Priya Natarajan Wins Presidential Teaching Award

India West reports that Ohio University alum Priya Natarajan ’95 was one of “Three Indian Americans Named Recipients of Science, Math, Engineering Excellence Honors.”

Natarajan earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO.

The White House Oct. 15 announced that President Donald J. Trump has named the recipients of the Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, with three Indian Americans among the awardees.

Natarajan, from Casco Bay High School in Maine, was among the teaching award winners.

CBHS principal Derek Pierce recommended Natarajan for the honor.

“Priya Natarajan may be the most comprehensively excellent teacher – and human – with whom I have worked,” Pierce said in a Portland Public Schools release. “She does not just fulfill the rigorous criteria for this national honor, she exemplifies them.”

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