A local teacher has been named one of the top math teachers in the nation. During a ceremony today, Amber Linn from Bend-La Pine Schools will be recognized with theprestigious “Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.” The award is the highest recognition that teachers can receive for outstanding teaching in the areas of science, math or computer science. Linn worked as an elementary teacher in Bend-La Pine Schools for 13 years, most recently at North Star Elementary School. She is now an instructional coach for elementary teachers to improve mathematics instruction. Out of 117 awardees, Linn is the only one from Oregon.