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The National Science Foundation recently announced the names of 104 science and mathematics teachers chosen to receive the 1988 "Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching."

The honorees were selected from a slate of three science and three mathematics teachers from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who earned state recognition in the preliminary phase of the awards program last June.

The National Science Foundation, which is administering the awards program together with the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, will award each of the winners a $5,000 grant.

The award recipients and the names and locations of their schools are listed below by state, with the name of the mathematics teacher appearing first:

Alabama: Peggy Harrell, Shades Valley High School, Birmingham; Suzanne P. Alexander, Central High School-East, Tuscaloosa. Alaska: Joann L. Walker, Kotzebue Middle School; Larry W. Read, Clark Junior High School, Anchorage. Arizona: Donna R. McCarthy, Desert Sky Junior High School, Glendale; David L. Byrum, Flowing Wells High School, Tucson.

Arkansas: Gary C. Miller, Pocahontas High School; Kathryn A. Roberts, Lakeside High School, Hot Springs. California: Harold R. Jacobs, Ulysses S. Grant High School, Van Nuys; Wilton Wong, Jefferson High School, Daly City. Colorado: Barbara Pond, Parker Junior High School; Bruce Hogue, Dunstan Junior High School, Lakewood.

Connecticut: James J. Landherr, Norwich Regional Vocational Technical School; Joseph C. Wesney, Greenwich High School. Delaware: Georgia E. Cressman, Gauger Middle School, Newark; Jean Harder, Concord High School, Wilmington. District of Columbia: Mariah M. Banks, Calvin Coolidge Senior High School; Robert Alan Morse, St. Albans School.

Florida: Betty M. Larkin, Pine Island Middle School, Bokeelia; Jane B. Nelson, Boone High School, Orlando. Georgia: Ralph D. Stewart, Heritage High School, Conyers; Jeffrey D. Cramer, Ronald McNair Senior High School, Atlanta. Hawaii: Kathleen Goto, Moanalua High School, Honolulu; Carey S. Inouye, Iolani School, Honolulu.

Idaho: LaRon Smith, Twin Falls High School; Robert C. Frank, Jefferson Junior High School, Caldwell. Illinois: Walter Dodge, New Trier High School, Winnetka; Frank Cardulla, Niles North High School, Skokie. Indiana: Mary L. Derwent, St. Joseph's High School, South Bend; Gladysmae C. Good, Arlington High School, Indianapolis.

Iowa: Pauline Antons, Midland Community School, Wyoming; Morgan Masters, Chariton Community Schools. Kansas: Anna Sue Neal, Wichita High School Southeast; H. Dean Jernigan, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park. Kentucky: Jo Ann Mosier, Fairdale High School; Lawana Scoville, Laurel County Junior High School, London.

Louisiana: Zoe S. Harrell, Louisiana State University Laboratory School, Baton Rouge; Claudia R. Fowler, lsu Laboratory School, Baton Rouge. Maine: Claire Letellier, Yarmouth High School; Joan T. D'Agostino, Mount Desert Island High School, Mount Desert. Maryland: Martha E. Meadows, Frederick High School; William R. Harrington, Bowie High School.

Massachusetts: Judith A. White, McCarthy Middle School, Chelmsford; George Taliadouros, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School, Lexington. Michigan: Valerie L. Mills, Ypsilanti High School; Alan M. Gibson, Rochester Adams High School, Rochester. Minnesota: Eleanor Matsis, North Community High School, Minneapolis; David C. Arlander, John Adams Junior High School, Rochester.

Mississippi: Nellie Epps, Starkville High School; Patsy Hill Johnson, Jumpertown High School, Booneville. Missouri: Jack McPike, Riverview Gardens Senior High School, St. Louis; Richard K. Kavanaugh, Park Hill Senior High School, Kansas City. Montana: Kimberley Girard, Nashua Public School; Glenn Govertsen, Sentinel High School, Missoula.

Nebraska: Richard Simon, Northwest High School, Omaha; James E. McGahan, Northwest High School, Grand Island. Nevada: Diana L. Perkins, Moapa Valley Junior/Senior High School, Overton; James Bryn, Sparks High School. New Hampshire: Susan V. Janosz, Manchester High School West; Maurice Belanger, Nashua High School.

New Jersey: Robert E. Johnson, West Morris Central High School, Chester; Erik A. Mollenhauer, West Deptford High School, Westville. New Mexico: Mary M. Hackler, Capshaw Junior High School, Santa Fe; Julianne N. Green, St. Pius X High School, Albuquerque. New York: Robert Gerver, North Shore High School, Glen Head; Paul Hickman, Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring.

North Carolina: Wallis Green, Charles E. Jordan High School, Durham; Philip Ray Dail, Garner Senior High School. North Dakota: Catherine McDermott, Surrey Public School; Richard J. Swanson, West Fargo High School. Ohio: Robert Seitz, John Adams High School, Cleveland; Mark A. Carle, University School, Chagrin Falls.

Oklahoma: Donna J. Hansen, Putnam City North High School, Oklahoma City; Richard J. Bryant, Okmulgee High School. Oregon: Bonnie Briggs, Creswell High School; Marian R. Gerst, J.B. Thomas Junior High School, Hillsboro. Pennsylvania: James Saunders, Upper St. Clair High School; Elizabeth B. Chesick, Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr.

Puerto Rico: Santiago Garcia, St. John's School, Santurce; Adele M. Gomez, St. John's School, Santurce. Rhode Island: Loring Coes 3rd, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich; Paul M. Mello, Middletown High School. South Carolina: Mary F. Babb, Liberty High School; Wyatt Y. McDaniel 3rd, Spartanburg High School.

South Dakota: Vicki Fredrickson, Simmons Junior High School, Aberdeen; Robert W. Waddell, Belle Fourche High School. Tennessee: Deanna M. Mauldin, Liberty Bell Junior High School, Johnson City; Jean T. Boone, Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, Nashville. Texas: Laura J. Niland, Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio; Nancy H. Klepper, Clark High School, San Antonio.

Utah: David N. Pehrson, Skyline High School, Salt Lake City; Dwight G. Brown, Bountiful High School. Vermont: Elizabeth A. Rainey, Shelburne Middle School; William F. Romond, Colchester High School. Virginia: Patricia Ann Reisdorf, Foxcroft School, Middleburg; Patricia Allen Rourke, St. Agnes Episcopal School, Alexandria.

Washington: Lynn I. Sedgwick, Woodinville High School; Patrick G. Ehrman, A.C. Davis Senior High School, Yakima. West Virginia: Darlene I. Boyles, Fairmont Senior High School; Shirley S. Kelly, DuPont High School, Belle. Wisconsin: Miriam L. Clifford, Bay View High School, Milwaukee; Allan M. Stawicke, Samuel Morse Middle School, Milwaukee. Wyoming: Carol Born, Lander Valley High School, Lander; David Masterman, Jackson Hole High School, Jackson.

William Collar, a history teacher and football coach at Seymour (Wis.) High School, has been named "Wisconsin Teacher of the Year" for 1988-89, by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

William B. Heebink, superintendent of schools in the Port Washington (N.Y.) Union Free School District, has recieved the "Distinguished Educator Award" for 1988 from Florida State University's college of education.

Marjorie Miller, a kindergarten teacher at the Longfellow Elementary School in Portland, Me., has been named 1989 "Maine Teacher of the Year" by the Maine Department of Educational and Cultural Services.

Margaret Mills, coordinator of special education for Leon County (Fla.) Public Schools, has recieved the "Distinguished Educator Award" for 1988 from Florida State University's college of education.

Anna M. Mueller, an English-as-a-second-language teacher at West High School, in Iowa City, Iowa, has been named "Iowa Teacher of the Year" for 1989, by the Iowa Department of Education.

Catherine Necci, an art teacher at Parkway Elementary School in Glendale, Wis., has been chosen to receive the "Claire Flanagan Memorial Youth Art Month" award by the National Council for Art Education.

Charles Robb, former Governor of Virginia, has been named "Policy Leader of the Year" by the National Association of State Boards of Education

Leslie J. Roche, a world-studies teacher at Parkland Junior High School in Rockville, Md., has been named "Maryland Teacher of the Year" for 1988-89, by the Maryland Department of Education.

Carolyn Ross, an English teacher at Seneca (S.C.) High School, has been named "South Carolina Teacher of the Year" for 1989, by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Judy Whitener, a vocational home-economics instructor at North St. Francois County High School in Bonne Terre, Mo., has been named "Missouri Teacher of the Year" for 1988-89, by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Della Zaher, principal of the Miami Shores (Fla.) Elementary School, has recieved the "Distinguished Educator Award" for 1988 from Florida State University's college of education.


The National Association of State Boards of Education has selected three state board of education members to receive its newly established "Distinguished Service Awards," in recognition of their "exemplary service and leadership in state education policymaking." The recipients are:

Grant Anderson, chairman of the Washington Board of Education; Henry Pogue, chairman of the Kentucky Board of Education; and Mary Wright, member of the Massachusetts Board of Education.

Partners America has recently announced the recipients of the "1988 Partnerships in Education Journal National Partnership Awards" competition. The winning programs will be honored at the national conference of the Presidential Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives, November 17-20 in Arlington, Va.

The first-place winners in each category are listed below:

Career education. Elementary: Twiglet Branch Bank Program, Dade County (Fla.) School District, Miami. Secondary: "Business and Education--A Partnership for Our Future," Long Beach (Calif.) Unified School District. Corporate: "Aim for the Stars," Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Milwaukee.

Dropout prevention. Elementary: Success Fund/Project: Students At Risk, Dade County (Fla.) School District, Miami, and Citicorp Savings of Florida. Secondary: "Introduction to Juarez and Your Future," Chicago Public Schools and Illinois Bell, Chicago. Corporate: "You Miss School--You Miss Out," Great American First Savings Bank, San Diego.

Drug education. Elementary/Secondary: "Partners in Wellness," Columbia (Md.) Public Schools.

Economic education. Elementary/Secondary: "Banking on Education," Eastland (R.I.) Bank and Woonsocket (R.I.) Education Department. Corporate: Personal Economics Program, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C. Special award: Junior Achievement National Headquarters, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Gifted students. Elementary/Secondary: "Teaching Talented and Outstanding Pupils for Success," Lancaster (Pa.) Country Day School.

Intergenerational. Elementary/Secondary: Harbor Springs Friendship Center, Harbor Springs (Mich.) Public Schools. Corporate: "Build a Better You," Sara Lee Corporation, Chicago, and Chicago Public Schools.

Literacy. Elementary: "Byrd's Eye View," Chicago Tribune and Chicago Public Schools. Secondary: "Think/Write," San Francisco School Volunteers. Corporate: "Principle of the Alphabet Literacy System," Mississippi Power and Light Company, Jackson.

Mathematics. Elementary/Secondary: Kalamazoo (Mich.) Area Mathematics and Science Center.

Mentor. Elementary/Secondary: Science Curriculum Project, Elkhart (Ind.) Community Schools. Corporate: National Aeronautics and Space Administration/New Horizons Technical Center, Hampton, Va.

Science. Elementary/Secondary: Project Aerospace, St. Louis Partnership Program.

Teacher recognition/support. Elementary: Bank of New England Teacher Fellowship Program, Boston, Mass. Secondary: Mini-Grant and Wishing Well Program, Spring Valley Education Foundation, Columbia, S.C. Corporate: The United Auto Workers-General Motors Quality Education Program, gm and Swartz Creek (Mich.) Community School.

Video/recruitment and information. Elementary/ Secondary: "A Joyful Sound," School District of Philadelphia. Corporate: "Corporate Action in Public Schools: An Investment in the Future," Pacific Bell and San Francisco School Volunteers.

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