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A math teacher in Hayward is among six statewide named as finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Anamarie Buljan teaches second-grade math at Fairview Elementary School in the Hayward Unified School District, where she has been a teacher for 25 years.

Buljan and five other teachers from around the state were named finalists by Tony Thurmond, California’s superintendent of public instruction.

Buljan was previously a finalist for this national award in 2016 and 2020, and she was named teacher of the year in her district in the 2019-20 school year. Among her many achievements, she has been a district math coach as well as the coordinator of professional development and the director of primary education for the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative.

More information is available on the CDE Presidential Awards for Math and Science Teaching web page.