Burke, Fairfax: Honored for Excellence in Teaching Math and Science

Burke, Fairfax: Honored for Excellence in Teaching Math and Science


Kelle Lyn Scott

Kelle Lyn Scott, who taught math at Robinson Secondary School for the past seven years, is one of 213 teachers nationwide to be recognized with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Scott, who is part of the grades 7-12 award cohort, is one of four teachers in Virginia to be recognized.Scott encourages students to learn cooperatively with their classmates and to discuss mathematical concepts and connections. She believes in providing opportunities for discovery and student choice, and worked with teammates to develop projects that enable students to apply multiple mathematics concepts to real-life situations. She believes in setting high expectations for each student, and providing support and a caring environment to encourage their growth. At Robinson, Scott taught mathematics 7, mathematics 8, Algebra 1, and some math intervention courses. She also served as a department chair and coach of first year math teachers. Currently, she is an instructional coach at Rose Hill Elementary School. She has been employed by FCPS for 10 years. Scott earned her bachelor’s degree in French and master’s degree in secondary education from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators, and receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion.