Oklahoma teacher honored with White House award two weeks after her death

By KIM ARCHER - Tulsa World Modified: January 3, 2014 at 9:59 am •  Published: January 3, 2014
Advertisement
;

BOKOSHE -— Bokoshe teacher Patricia "Diane" Reece won many accolades for her teaching, but she didn't live to know she got the granddaddy of them all — the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

She and fellow teacher Carol Huett of Moore were announced as the two Oklahoma recipients of the prestigious award in a White House announcement Dec. 20.

"This is obviously bittersweet," said Reece's daughter Kris Williams, also a teacher at Bokoshe Public School. "We were very excited for her because she was anticipating the news. She even asked about it when she was in the hospital."

Click here to read the complete article at tulsaworld.com


Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Why One Man Traveled Almost 3,000 Miles To Take On The Federal Government At A Ranch In Nevada
  2. 2
    Blake Griffin would support use of medical marijuana in NBA
  3. 3
    OSU hoops recruit Myles Turner to announce college choice on April 30
  4. 4
    Rapper severs penis, jumps off building, but survives - CNN.com
  5. 5
    Report: Milwaukee Bucks to announce sale, won't move
+ show more