MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Kentucky woman is being recognized nationally for her work in the classroom.

Melanie Ramey, a fourth-grade math teacher at Highland Elementary School in Johnson County, was awarded the 2018 Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to K-12 educators.

Ramey graduated with honors from Morehead State University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Ramey has taught in the Johnson County School District for 12 years. She has spent the last two years teaching fourth-grade mathematics at Highland Elementary School.

Up to 108 teachers are awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Recipients get a trip to Washington, D.C., where they participate in the White House Federal STEM Education Summit, honor ceremonies, and get a tour of the White House.

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