Schools don’t like their teachers being
absent during the first week of classes.
Hilarie Hall, lower school science teacher
at St. Andrew’s, had a very good reason.
She had to miss school because she
had been invited to the White House.
Hall was honored in a ceremony with
the Presidential Award for Excellence in
Mathematics and Science Teaching, the
nation’s highest honor for K- 12 teachers
of mathematics and science.
Hall, like all teachers at St. Andrew’s,
is committed to integrating Mind, Brain,
and Education (MBE) Science into the
classroom. A coeducational college
preparatory school for students age two
through grade 12, St. Andrew’s, located
in Potomac, is a nationally recognized
leader in research-informed teaching. Its
Center for Transformative Teaching and
Learning (CTTL) received an award in
Brain and Education Society.