Marianne Chowning-Dray teaching at Eastside Prep

As an advocate of education, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Marianne Chowning-Dray, a math teacher at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto. Marianne recently received the Presidential Award fo Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is one of 108 teachers in the country, and one of only two teachers from California selected for this prestigious award. Marianne teaches Algebra II/Trigonometry and BC Calculus. A panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians adn edcators select the honorees for "outstanding" K-12 science and mathematics teachers following an initial selection process done at the state level according to the White House.

Marianne is a Palo Alto native and a Gunn High School graduate. San Mateo County is proud to have a nationally recognized educator with local roots teaching students in East Palo Alto! Congratulations, Marianne!