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Two teachers receive INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 25, 2012 – Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) has honored two recipients of INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award. The program recognizes outstanding Central Kentucky area middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.

Lexmark representatives surprised the following teachers with INSPIRE awards, presented in front of peers and students at their schools: 

  • Jessica Roberts, a science teacher at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, Ky.
  • Mike Tetirick, a science teacher at Boyle County Middle School in Danville, Ky.

Jessica Roberts applies technology in her classroom for research, stations and online lab investigations to encourage a love of science and future STEM careers. She constantly researches the latest information to increase her professional knowledge in order to better serve her students.

Mike Tetirick converted his science classroom into a high-tech lab to foster real-world learning. He uses state-of-the-art technology including software that enables his students to collect real data. Tetirick spent countless hours setting up the lab and redoing his lesson plans to integrate this new software into his classroom.

Lexmark presented each teacher with a $1,000 award.

In order to be eligible for the INSPIRE award, a teacher must receive an online nomination as well as two reference letters from students, colleagues, parents, school administrators or community leaders. Eligible nominees must teach in one of the following Central Kentucky counties: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott and Woodford. Nominations can be made on the INSPIRE: Lexmark's Teaching Award page on

Lexmark launched INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award in 2011 to highlight and salute exceptional middle and high school teachers who teach science, technology, engineering and/or math in designated Central Kentucky counties. During each academic school year, one teacher per month will be awarded $1,000 to be used to promote STEM education for his/her classroom.

About Lexmark

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services that help customers to print less and save more. Perceptive Software, a stand-alone software business within Lexmark, is a leading provider of process and content management software that helps organizations fuel greater operational efficiency. In 2011, Lexmark sold products in more than 170 countries and reported more than $4 billion in revenue.

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For further information: Nancy Boatman (859) 232-3708