U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander recently announced the selection of 72 Christa McAuliffe Fellows for 1991.
The $1.9-million fellowship program, honoring the late teacher-astronaut, supports study and research sabbaticals, as well as innovative programs and staff-development efforts, for full-time elementary- and secondary-school teachers at public or private schools.
The award recipients, their schools, and the location of the schools are listed below by state:
Alabama. Carolyn G. Wright, Jefferson County School District, Birmingham. Alaska. Nancy Carson Norman, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, Palmer. Arizona. Debra Bjorna, Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix. Arkansas. Patricia L. Hesse, Weiner Public Schools, Weiner. California. David N. Tokofsky, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles; Robert A. Morrey, Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale; Jeanne Hanna, Woodland Joint Unified School District, Yolo.
Colorado. Marilee Sharon Frickey, Platte Canyon School District #1, Bailey. Connecticut. Patricia Bishop McKean, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich. Delaware. Renee Genbauffe O'Leary, Colonial School District, New Castle. District of Columbia. Geraldine C. Okwesa, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington. Florida. Marilyn F. Hayes and Geraldine H. Williams, Orange County School District, Orlando.
Georgia. Nancy Nail Housand, Muscogee County School District, Columbus; Eileen Moore Johnson, Henry County Board of Education, McDonough. Hawaii. Pauline W.U. Chinn, Honolulu School District, Honolulu. Idaho. Joyce Hopper Greenfield, Caldwell School District #132, Caldwell. Illinois. Nancy Bullard, Washington Grade District 52, Washington. Indiana. Theresa Winfrey Greenwood, Burris Laboratory School, Ball State University, Muncie.
Iowa. Lola P. Mapes, West Des Moines Community Schools, West Des Moines. Kansas. Richard (Brad) Williamson, Olathe South High School, USD 233, Olathe. Kentucky. Jo Price Craven, Kenton County School District, Ft. Mitchell. Louisiana. John I. Swang, St. Tammany Parish, Covington. Maine. David B. Dougan, Maine School Administrative District #32, Ashland.
Maryland. Susan Jane Hanson, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson. Massachusetts. Patrick C. Smith, Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, Amherst; Lloyd O. Long, Westfield Public Schools, Westfield. Michigan. Cynthia M. Leson-Whalen, Caledonia Community Schools, Caledonia; Lynn Katsaros, Traverse City Area Public Schools, Traverse City. Minnesota. Lorraine Dorothy Martin, St. Paul Public Schools, St. Paul. Mississippi. Katherine D. Owens, Pascagoula Separate School District, Pascagoula.
Missouri. Carolyn Kay Young, Lee's Summit R-VII School District, Lee's Summit. Montana. Sherry Ann Jones, Polson School District #23, Polson. Nebraska. Virgil Wayne King, Lexington Public School District, Lexington. Nevada. M. Katheryn Grimes, Clark County School District, Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Deborah Lynn Sisson, Exeter School District, Exeter.
New Jersey. Michael Levy, Bernards Township School District, Basking Ridge; Mary F. Capriotti, Buena Regional School District, Buena. New Mexico. Marvin Lloyd Martin, Zuni Public Schools, Zuni. New York. John C. Gallo, Smithtown Central School District, Smithtown; Robert E. Lent, White Plains Public Schools, White Plains. North Carolina. Sally Coleman Besaw, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte; Lester Rogers Moats, Catawba County Schools, Newton. North Dakota. Janice M. Schultz, Bismarck Public School District #1, Bismarck.
Ohio. Sandra J. Scholl, East Muskingum Local School District, Cambridge; Beryl B. McGowan, Columbus City School District, Columbus. Oklahoma. Roxy Ann Merklin, Woodward I-1 School District, Woodward. Oregon. Jonathan Yoder, Salem Keizer Public Schools, Salem. Pennsylvania. Concetta Petrone, Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia; Douglas Randall Ross, Friends' Central School, Wynnewood. Rhode Island. Judith Anne Sweeney, Town of Lincoln School District, Lincoln.
South Carolina. Patricia E. Smith, Pickens School District, Easley. South Dakota. Jerry J. Opbroek, Mitchell School District 17-2, Mitchell. Tennessee. Elizabeth S. Smedley, Chattanooga City Schools, Chattanooga. Texas. Leslie Manning Francis, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston; Sara R. Valenzuela, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio. Utah. Linda J. Preston, Park City School District, Park City.
Vermont. Ann Jean Sorrell, South Burlington Schools, South Burlington. Virginia. Brion George Patterson, Rappahannock County Public Schools, Sperryville. Washington. Susan Gail Wertz, North Thurston School District, Lacey. West Virginia. Donna Hardy Linkous, McDowell County Schools, Welch. Wisconsin. Karen D. Lea, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, Chippewa Falls; Linda K. Klein, Waupaca School District, Waupaca. Wyoming. Brent J. Weigner, Laramie County School District #1, Cheyenne.
American Samoa. Popoai A. Aab, American Samoa Department of Education, Pago Pago. Guam. Michael C. Gogo, Notre Dame High School, Talofofo. Northern Mariana Islands. Angelita Buniag and Sharon Lee Robbins, CNMI Public School System, Saipan. Republic of Palau. Myers Chin Techitong and Ignacia O. Yobech, Bureau of Education, Koror. Puerto Rico. Migdalia Cruz, Las Piedras School District, Las Piedras. Virgin Islands. William Andrews Wilson, Antilles School, St. Thomas.
Twenty teachers have been named Christa McAuliffe Fellows by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education and its Christa McAuliffe Institute for Educational Pioneering, chosen from 60 teams vying for participation in the institute's summer conference, to explore how telecommunications can be more fully utilized to restructure schools and meet the teaching and learning challenges of the day.
The teachers, their subject areas, their schools, and the school locations are listed below for the seven teams:
Linda Kadrlik, who teaches electronic-mail, physical-science, chemistry, and home-skill courses to 9th- through 12th-grade students; and Jack Cadigan, who teaches physical science and conceptual physics to students in grades 7-12, both from the Centralized Correspondence School in Juneau, Alaska.
Marie Sikora, elementary-school technology-resource teacher at Bachrodt Academy; and Brandy Shaw, elementary resource teacher at Lowell School, both in Ben Lomond, Calif.
Patricia L. Guinther, 3rd-grade teacher; Paula K.A. Chuck, 3rd-grade teacher; and Carolyn Mossman, computer resource teacher, all at Kaiulani Elementary School, Hawaii.
Tom Graviss, probability-and-statistics and discrete-mathematics teacher, Atherton High School, Louisville, Ky.; Elizabeth Styles, German teacher, Highlands High School, Ft. Thomas, Ky.; Ann Booth, advanced-placement calculus, Lincoln County High School, Stanford, Ky.; and Charles E. Duncan, high-school and college physics teacher in the Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, Ky. and at the University of Kentucky.
Sheryl Abshire, library/media specialist, College Oaks Elementary School; Diane R. Mason, 2nd-grade teacher, Fairview Elementary School; and Donna Mancuso, American-history, contemporary-issues, and psychology teacher at Barbe High school, all from the Calcasieu Parish Schools, Lake Charles, La.
A four-state team: Timothy E. Gross, gifted-students programming teacher, Cascade Middle School, Junction City, Ore.; Carol Lynn James, computer coordinator, North Brunswick schools, Monmouth, N.J.; Kathy Rock, director of telecommunications for K-8 students, Sts. Peter and Paul School, Tulsa, Okla.; and B.J. Shannon, math and computer-exploration teacher, Herbert Green Middle School, Placerville, Calif.
Kay Abernathy, office-administrative-systems and microcomputer-applications teacher, Hardin Jefferson High School, Sour Lake, Tex.; and Joyce Perkins, business-computer-applications teacher at El Paso Technical Center, El Paso, Tex.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has announced the winners in the McDonald's-nassp Assistant Principal Recognition Program.
The recipients, their positions, their schools, and the school locations are listed below by state:
Alabama. S. Michael Hathorne, Asst. Principal, Homewood High School, Homewood. Alaska. James W. Bailey, Asst. Principal, West Anchorage High School, Anchorage. Arizona. Donnel J. Cloud, Associate Principal, Agua Fria Union High School, Avondale. Arkansas. Clint Holly, Asst. Principal, Hope High School, Hope. California. Charlotte Tolhurst, Asst. Principal, Fitch Middle School, Fort Ord, Calif.
Colorado. John Bushey, Asst. Principal, Coronado High School, Colorodo Springs. Connecticut. Thomas G. Martin Jr., Vice Principal, Windsor High School, Windsor. Delaware. Rita M. Ryan, Asst. Principal, Caesar Rodney High School, Camden. District of Columbia. Leslie E. Branson, Asst. Principal, McKinley High School, Washington. Florida. Ralph Heath, Asst. Principal, Palmetto High School, Palmetto.
Georgia. Albert Patrick Blenke, Asst. Principal, Central Gwinnett High School, Lawrenceville. Hawaii. Lorraine Dale Henderson, Vice Principal, Kaimuki High School, Honolulu. Idaho. James Gamblin, Asst. Principal, Nampa Senior High School, Nampa. Illinois. James R. Polzin, Asst. Principal, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale. Indiana. Sam P. Shoemaker, Asst. Principal, Jay County High School, Portland.
Iowa. Peter E. Hathaway, Associate Principal, North High School, Sioux City. Kansas. Gary L. Herman, Asst. Principal, Hays High School, Hays. Kentucky. James R. Kessinger, Asst. Principal, Louisville Male High School, Louisville. Louisiana. Garolyn C. Landry, Associate Principal, Erath High School, Erath. Maine. Robert W. Clement, Asst. Principal, Madison Area Memorial High School, Madison.
Maryland. Charlotte Brown, Asst. Principal, Patterson Senior High School, Baltimore. Massachusetts. James Kalperis, Asst. Principal, Falmouth High School, Falmouth. Michigan. Milo Karhu, Asst. Principal, Redford Union High School, Redford. Minnesota. Donald Michels, Asst. Principal, East High School, Duluth. Mississippi. Donald Thornton, Asst. Principal, Wingfield High School, Jackson.
Missouri. Jerry D. Hedger, Associate Principal, Fort Osage High School, Independence. Montana. Jack Regan, Asst. Principal, Custer County District High School, Miles City. Nebraska. Stan Hale, Asst. Principal,, Millard South High School, Omaha. Nevada. David Sheets, Vice Principal, Douglas High School, Minden. New Hampshire. Dana McKenney, Asst. Principal, Plymouth Area High School, Plymouth.
New Jersey. Robert L. Eyre, Asst. Principal, Westfield High School, Westfield. New Mexico. James E. Lafferty Jr., Asst. Principal, Onate High School, Las Cruces. New York State. School Administration: Sheila A. Michael, Asst. Principal, Baldwin Senior High School, Baldwin. New York City. A.P. Association: Norman P. Sherman, Asst. Principal, Administration (Organization), Francis Lewis High School, Flushing. North Carolina. Raymond M. Durham, Asst. Principal, Northwoods Park Middle School, Jacksonville. North Dakota. Ronald Witt, Associate Principal, Red River High School, Grand Forks.
Ohio. Steele Nowlin, Asst. Principal, Parma Senior High School, Parma. Oklahoma. John B. Dewell, Asst. Principal, Cleveland Middle School, Tulsa. Oregon. Gerry Kosanovic, Asst. Principal, South Eugene High School, Eugene. Pennsylvania. Sharon A. Fasenmyer, Asst. Principal, Altoona Area High School, Altoona. Rhode Island. Marsha Aaronson, Asst. Principal, South Kingstown High School, Wakefield.
South Carolina. Faye O. Butler, Asst. Principal, Columbia High School, Columbia. South Dakota. Anton J. Glass, Asst. Principal, Pierre Junior High School, Pierre. Tennessee. Susan Simms, Asst. Principal, Peal-Cohn High School, Nashville. Texas. Joe Martino, Asst. Principal, Marshall High School, Marshall. Utah. Richard Call, Asst. Principal, Bountiful High School, Bountiful.
Vermont. Joseph N. Corasaniti, Asst. Principal, Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Jericho. Virginia. John B. McGinty, Asst. Principal, Mills Godwin High School, Richmond. Washington. Roy A. Schmidt, Asst. Principal, Cheney High School, Cheney. West Virginia. Michael B. Burk, Asst. Principal, Moundsville Jr. High School, Moundsville. Wisconsin. John L. Kapellusch, Asst. Principal, Bay View High School, Milwaukee. Wyoming. Wayne B. Beatty, Asst. Principal, Natrona County High School, Casper.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has announced the winners of the Warren E. Shull Award, which goes to the state Student Activity Adviser of the Year.
The recipients, their positions, their schools, and the school locations are listed below by state:
Alabama. Debra Carpenter, Student Council Adviser, Millry High School, Millry. Arizona. Pam Weller, Student Council Adviser, Centennial High School, Peoria. California. John Deavers, Student Council Adviser, Poway High School, Poway. Delaware. Richard L. Gregg, Student Council Adviser, Delcastle Technical High School, Wilmington. Florida. Linda Teague Rogers, Student Council Adviser, Leon High School, Tallahassee.
Idaho. Norm Frei, Student Council Adviser, Bonneville High School, Idaho Falls. Illinois. John L. Waters, Student Council Adviser, William Fremd High School, Palatine. Indiana. Richard Bentz, Student Council Adviser, East Noble High School, Kendallville. Iowa. Stephen G. Aspleaf, Student Council Adviser, Burlington High School, Burlington. Louisiana. Beth David, Student Council Adviser, Thibodaux High School, Thibodaux.
Maryland. Malcolm A. Dutterer, Student Relations Specialist, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore. Massachusetts. Peter Baltren, Student Council Adviser, Ware High School, Ware. Michigan. G. Douglas Sutherland, Student Council Adviser, Mount Clemens High School, Mount Clemens. Minnesota. Gerald J. Vagts, Student Council Adviser, Stewartville Schools, Stewartville. Mississippi. Mae Adams Shelby, Student Council Adviser, Oxford City High School, Oxford.
Missouri. Sue M. Cummins, Student Council Adviser, Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon. Montana. Jack T. Regan, Student Council Adviser, Custer County District High School, Miles City. Nebraska. Donna Slosson, Student Council Adviser, Millard South High School, Omaha. New Hampshire. Flora A. Sapsin, Student Council Adviser, Londonderry High School, Londonderry. New Jersey. C. John Lontons, Student Council Adviser, Newton High School, Newton.
New York. Arlene Finkelstein, Student Council Adviser, Brentwood High School, Brentwood. North Carolina. David P. Cordts, Student Council Adviser, W.G. Enloe High School, Raleigh. North Dakota. John Salwei, Principal, Williston High School, Williston. Ohio. Charles Neal Walker, Student Council Adviser, Revere High School, Richfield. Oklahoma. Jerry Rickerts, Student Council Adviser, Putnam City West High School, Oklahoma City.
Oregon. Kenni Spencer, Student Council Adviser, Twality Junior High School, Tigard. Pennsylvania. Anthony Costanzo, Student Council Adviser, Interboro High School, Prospect Park. South Carolina. Irby L. Koon, Administrative Asst., Student Activities, Conway High School, Conway. South Dakota. Doug Hoisington, Student Council Adviser, Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg. Texas. Deborah K. Alford, Student Council Adviser, Humble High School, Humble.
Utah. Wayne l. Cable, Student Council Adviser, Woods Cross High School, Woods Cross. Virginia. Judy H. Faust, Student Council Adviser, Liberty Middle School, Ashland. Washington. Melvin Kelln, Vice Principal, Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Marysville. West Virginia. Kay Stoops, Student Council Adviser, Edison Jr. High School, Parkersburg. Wisconsin. Jeff Stark, Student Council Adviser, Elmbrook Middle School, Elm Grove. Wyoming. Margaret Sanford Stansill, Student Council Adviser, Hot Springs County High School, Thermopolis.
The Council for Basic Education has named its 1991 Sci-Mat Fellows. Fifty-two secondary-school science and mathematics teachers will each receive a $3,500 grant to pursue six weeks of interdisciplinary, independent study on a topic that links the sciences and the humanities. The Sci-Mat Fellowships are funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from the William H. Donner Foundation and the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund.
The fellowship winners, their schools and locations, their subject areas, and the themes of their studies are listed below by state:
California. So-Ching W. Brazer, George Washington High School, San Francisco, biology, "Ethical Considerations of the Human Genome Project"; Kathleen M. Crandall, San Fernando High School, San Fernando, physics and critical thinking, "Exchanges of Culture and Technology Among Early Mesopotamian, Persian, and Indian Societies"; Marcia S. Dains, Arroyo Seco Junior High School, Valencia, life science, "The Social Effects of Epidemics on Society"; Melissa A. Dal Corobbo, John Muir High School, Pasadena, physics and algebra, "An Uneasy Partnership: Emigre Physicists and the U.S. Government During World War II"; Leslie C. Dietiker, Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School, San Francisco, algebra and trigonometry, "What Mathematics Learned From Zeno's Paradox and Other Philosophical Paradoxes"; Alan M. Fishman, Marin Academy, San Rafael, integrated mathematics and advanced topics, "The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Philosophy and Modern Art''; Joseph D. Rowland, Roosevelt High School, Los Angeles, biology, "Antonio Gaudi and the Structure of Plants."
Colorado. Patrick W. Roberts, East Middle School, Aurora, life science, "The Effect of Communism on Tibetan Culture and Environment." Connecticut. Karla H. Geiser, Kingswood-Oxford High School, West Hartford, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, "The Development of Linear Perspective in Renaissance Painting." District of Columbia. Estelle D. Feeling, H.D. Woodson Senior High School, physics, algebra, and trigonometry, "Harmony in Art, Music, and Philosophy: The Mathematics Effect"; Douglas A. Tyson, Benjamin Banneker Academic Junior High School, chemistry, biology, algebra, and calculus, "The New Human Gene Theory and the Ethical Implications of Its Applicaiton."
Florida. Dale A. Beames, Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs, physics, "The Scientist as Essayist: The Essay as a Means for Teaching Science"; Chet F. Bolay, Cape Coral High School, Cape Coral, earth science and physical science, "Reactions to Climatic Change Throughout History." Indiana. Thomas F. Finke, Trinity School at Greenlawn, South Bend, chemistry, biology, physics, and calculus, "The Influence of Isaac Newton on 18th Century Anglo-American Thought." Maine. Pamela J. Brown, Freeport High School, Freeport, general science and earth science, "Investigations of Society, Ethics, Scientific Knowledge, and Principles Through Science Fiction." Maryland. David S. Phoebus, Dulaney High School, Timonium, biology, "Eugenics, Racial Hygiene, and Genetic Engineering: Historical and Ethical Implications."
Massachusetts. John J. Connolly, Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, biology, "The Ethics of Engineering Life: An Exploration of the Moral issues Concerning Modern Genetics"; Peter D. Conzett, Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, physics, algebra, and pre-calculus, "Principles of Elementary Physics Used by the Builders of the Gothic Cathedrals"; Evelyn W. Ryan, Quincy High School, Quincy, discrete mathematics, geometry, and algebra, "Polyhedra: Visions Physical and Metaphysical"; Carol D. Silver, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, Amherst, algebra, geometry, and calculus, "Mathematics on a Pedestal: The Role of Mathematics in Plato's Philosophy." Missouri. Joseph V. Gleich, St. Louis Priory School, St. Louis, chemistry, literature of science fiction, "An Examination of Post-World War II Science Fiction as Existential Literature"; Edward C. Redden, Steger Sixth Grade Center, Rock Hill, general science and mathematics, "Steger Prairie Project."
New Jersey. Edward L. Dodd Jr., Haddon Township High School, Westmont, geometry and calculus, "Probability, Statistics, and Jurisprudence''; Elizabeth Marquez, North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, geometry and calculus, "The Mathematics of Columbus's Discovery of the New World"; Noreen A. Neary, S.C., St. Vincent Academy, Newark, physics, chemistry, and physical science, "Entropy or Evolution: Competing Paradigms for the Cosmos?"; John L. Steele, Pinelands Regional High School, Tuckerton, earth-space science, "The Investigation of the contribution by Erasmus Darwin to The Origin of Species"; Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit, general science, biology, and chemistry, "Medicine in Literature: How Sickness is Portrayed in Poetry, Fiction and Drama."
New Mexico. Paula M. Castillo, Mountain View Elementary School, Cordova, general science and mathematics, "The History of Proportional Systems and Geometic Design in Spanish Derivative Furniture." New York. C.S. Alamelu Iyengar, P.S. 102, Cartier School, New York City, general science and mathematics, "Mathematical Concepts in Hindu Epics of India"; Glenn E. Olf, Columbia High School, East Greenbush, earth science, "The World Climate Pattern: Its Historical Role in Controlling the Development of Human Civilization." North Carolina. Jane C. Bowser, East Davidson High School, Thomasville, chemistry, physics, and advanced science, "Medieval Science and Its Expression in Selected Works From Chaucer's Canterbury Tales."
Ohio. Carolyn E. Rost, Mother of Mercy High School, Cincinnati, biology and anthropology, "Imagery and Inquiry: The Use of Metaphor by Lynn Margulis"; Steven E. Ryan, Walsh Jesuit High School, Stow, biology and environmental science, "Social Implications of the Human Genome Initiative." Oregon. Donald C. Crossfield, Roseburg High School, Roseburg, geometry, math analysis, and calculus, "To Popularize Euler and His Accomplishments in His Book Introducio In Analysin Infinitum"; Virginia D. G. Frink, South Medford High School, Medford, calculus, geometry, and general mathematics, "Through the Looking Glass and Into the Math Class: A Study of the Work of Lewis Carroll, a Man Who Used Both Sides of His Brain."
Pennsylvania. Carl Flaxman, Central High School, Philadelphia, biology, "The Prose and Poetry of Loren Eiseley"; James R. Gray, Allegheny Middle School, Pittsburgh, general science, "Developing an Ecological Ethic for Urban Youth"; Mary A. Reil, St. Hubert High School for Girls, Philadelphia, geometry and calculus, "Geometry and Quilting: The Art and Methods of Designing Quilts"; Carol Lippy Votto, Colonial Middle School, Norristown, general science, "Ladies in the Lab: The Hidden Heritage of Women in American Science."
South Carolina. R. Lee Blankenship-Brown, A.C. Flora High School, Columbia, geometry and calculus, "Philosophies of Mathematical Knowledge"; Robert W. Trowell, South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math, Hartsville, chemistry, "The Use of Literature as Laboratory.'' South Dakota. Michael L. Stormo, Vermillion High School, Vermillion, chemistry and physical science, "Vivisection: An Analysis of the Benefits of Animal Experimentation."
Texas. Robert Z. Dennison, Jersey Village High School, Houston, biology, anatomy, and physiology, "Using the History of Science to Create a Time Machine: Brining Charles Darwin to Life"; Nora Pat McVeagh, Clear Lake Intermediate School, Houston, life science, "Biology of Exploration: Biological Principles Illustrated by Travel Accounts of the Great Explorers"; Rick W. Norman, Lamesa Middle School, Lamesa, earth science, "How North American Indians Interpreted the Sky and Its Influence on Their Culture"; Lottie I. Rodriguez, Coke R. Stevenson Middle School, San Antonio, general mathematics and algebra, "The Study of Maya Civilization and Its Mathematical System"; Dixie G. Ross, Taylor High School, Taylor, algebra and calculus, "The Reluctance to Progress in the History of Mathematics."
Virginia. Catherine A. Gallivan, J.E.B. Stuart High School, Falls Church, algebra, trigonometry, and math analysis, "Mathematics in Prehistory: Societal Implications of the Megaliths' Design"; M. Lois LaPlante, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, biology, "Shakespeare's Pestilence, Pox, and Contagion"; Patricia A. Rourke, St. Agnes School, Alexandria, physics, "The Search for Reality: Cultural Cognition and Identity as It Relates to Scientific Vision and Creativity." Washington. Shawn J. Mintek, Franklin High School, Seattle, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, "Fractals and Philosophy: The Epistemological Significance of Chaos Theory." Wisconsin. CarolAnn VanGalder, Milton High School, Milton, calculus and computer science, "The Centrality of Philosophy in the Development of Euclidean Geometry."
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May 24--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Technology, Educational Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program, to support projects and centers for advancing the availability, quality, use, and effectiveness of technology, educational media, and materials in the education of children and youths with disabilities. An estimated five awards of approximately $156,000 per year each will be granted in the area of educational implications of using assistive technology. Contact: Linda Glidewell, Division of Innovation and Development, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 3524, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1099.
May 30--Arts education: Applications are due for the July 29-August 2 workshop on "Realms of Imagining: Developing a Thematic Curriculum Through the Arts," sponsored by the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, N.Y., to be held at the College Lodge in Brockton, N.Y. Contact: Insitute, Arts Council for Chautauqua County, 600 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048; (716) 366-7176.
May 31--History: Applications are due for a summer institute on the Bill of Rights and its legacy in American history designed for elementary- and secondary-school teachers and librarians, sponsored by the Library of Congress and Catholic University, to be held in Washington, D.C., from July 15 to August 2. Participants will receive a stipend for the institute, which will feature scholarly presentations, individual research, and assistance with classroom applications. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted for the waiting list. Contact: Office of Education Services, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540; (202) 707-3302.
May 31--Teacher education: The Association of Teacher Educators is accepting submissions for its tenth annual competition for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education award. The award was established to encourage, recognize, and promote exemplary doctoral-level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. Contact: Timothy J. Sullivan, University of Central Florida, College of Education, Orlando, Fla. 32816.
May 31--Teacher education: The Association of Teacher Educators is inviting proposals for professional clinics, thematic sessions, and research reports on the theme "Education and Family: A Global Perspective" for presentation at its 72nd annual meeting to be held in Orlando, Fla., on February 15-19, 1992. Contact: Fred Curtis, School of Education, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97304, Waco, Tex. 76798; (817) 755-3111.
May 31--Writing: "Teachers U.S.A.: Literary Forum for Teachers" is accepting creative-writing submissions for its "Teachers as Writers" contest. There is no limit to the number of submissions, but manuscripts should not exceed 100 pages. A $2,000 first prize and a $1,000 second prize will be given. Send a No. 10 self-addressed, stamped envelope for an entry form and further information. Contact: Teachers U.S.A.: Literary Forum for Teachers, Box 519, Baldwin Place, N.Y. 10505-0519; (914) 962-3287.
June 1--Audit certification: Registration is due for the curriculum-audit certification program, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators/National Academy for School Executives and the Central Minnesota Educational Cooperative Service Unit, to be held in St. Cloud, Minn., on June 24-28. Contact: Marge Rothstein, Central Minnesota e.c.s.u., 3335 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301; (612) 255-3236.
June 1--Geography teaching awards: Entries are due for the 1991 Rand McNally Geography Teaching Awards, open to teachers of all subjects who teach in grades K-12 and have developed an outstanding learning activity that improves geography awareness among their students. First-, second-, and third-place awards of $5,000, $1,000, and $500, plus Rand McNally teaching materials and a lead-crystal globe, will be presented in three grade-level divisions: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Contact: Rand McNally Excellence in Geography Teaching Awards, P.O. Box 654, Skokie, Ill. 60076-0654.
June 1--Humanities fellowships: Applications are due for National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, designed to support six to twelve months of full-time, uninterrupted study and research that will make significant contributions to the humanities. Two competitions exist--one for scholars in undergraduate colleges and universities, for independent scholars, and for scholars associated with museums, libraries, historical societies, or institutions with no connection with the humanities; and one for scholars in Ph.D.-granting universities. Contact: Guinevere L. Griest, Division of Fellowships and Seminars, neh, Room 316, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 786-0466.
June 1--Multicultural education: A call for proposals has been issued for the National Association for Multicultural Education conference, to be held February 14-16, 1992, in Orlando, Fla. name invites proposals for papers, workshops, and symposia on all aspects of multicultural education. Contact: Alfread G. Mouton, name Proposal Coordinator, Division of Basic Studies, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La. 70609; (318) 475-5131.
June 1--NERA Conference: A call for papers has been issued for the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, to be held October 23-25 in Ellenville, N.Y. Research proposals utilizing both quantitative and qualitative designs are solicited for the following categories: paper presentation, symposium, roundtable, and research-in-progress. Contact: Paul J. Vermette, nera Program Co-Chair, Department of Education, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109; (718) 285-1212.
June 1--Professional development: The Principals' Center at City College of New York and National Educators for Social Responsibility are inviting applications for "Conflict Resolution and Intergroup Relations for School-Based Management," a summer institute for administrators and other school leaders, to be held July 1-3 at the Hudson River Conference Center, Ossining, N.Y. Contact: Educators for Social Responsibility, 23 Garden St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 492-1764.
June 1--Research award: Nominations are due for the Exemplary Research Award, given for published research (between June 1989 and May 1991) of an empirical, theoretical, or philosophical nature that: has social education as its central focus; employs rigorous research standards; advances the conception of social education and knowledge of teaching and learning in the domain; and attends to social, political, and ethical concerns. Contact: Jeffrey Cornett, Chair, Exemplary Research Subcommittee, University of Central Florida, College of Education, Department of Instructional Programs, Orlando, Fla. 32816-0250.
June 1--School librarians: Submissions of outstanding and innovative projects, plans, or programs are due for the International Association of School Librarianship Commendation Awards. Contact: Sigrun Klara Hannesdottir, i.a.s.l. Vice President, University of Iceland, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland.
June 1--Social-studies teaching awards: Nominations and applications are due for the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year awards, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies. Winners will receive a $2,500 cash award, a commemorative plaque, and a one year membership in the n.c.s.s. Nominations must come from supervisors, principals, colleagues, or individuals who submit evidence of the nominees' achievements. Contact: n.c.s.s., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
June 3--At-risk youths: Applications are due for attending a four-day summer training institute, entitled "Effective Instruction of Difficult-To-Teach Students," sponsored by the Association for Educational and Psychological Consultants, to be held June 24-27 in Aspen, Colo. Contact: Fred West, aepc, 2201 N. Lamar St., Suite 207, Austin, Tex. 78705; (512) 482-0744.
June 5--Vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its State Vocational Rehabilitation Unit In-Service Training Program, to provide grants for in-service training to state vocational-rehabilitation-unit personnel in areas essential to effective management or in skill areas to improve the provision of vocational-rehabilitation services. An estimated 50 awards of approximately $43,207 each will be granted to state agencies and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education. Contact: Bruce Rose, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3332, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2649; (202) 732-1351.
June 6--Educational media: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Educational Media Research, Production, Distribution, and Training Program, to promote the educational advancement of persons with disabilities. An estimated six awards of approximately $133,000 each will be granted for special research, development, and evaluation projects; an estimated two awards of approximately $500,000 each will be granted for descriptive video projects. Contact: Joseph Clair, Division of Educational Services, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 4620-2644, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-4503.
June 7--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Early Education Program for Children With Disabilities, to provide support for activities designed to address the special problems of infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, and to assist state and local entities in expanding and improving programs and services for those children and their families. An estimated one award of approximately $750,000 will be granted to a public or private, profit or nonprofit organization or institution. Contact: Joseph Clair, Division of Educational Services, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 4620-2644, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-4503.
June 7--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Technology, Educational Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program, to support projects and centers for advancing the availability, quality, use, and effectiveness of technology, educational media, and materials in the education of children and youths with disabilities and the provision of early-intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities. An estimated one award of approximately $500,000 per year wil be granted for a center to advance the use of technology, media, and materials in specially designed instruction for children with disabilities; an estimated one award of approximately $500,000 per year will be granted for a center to advance the quality of technology, media, and materials for providing special education to children with disabilities. Contact: Linda Glidewell, Division of Innovation and Development, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 3524, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1099, TDD (202) 732-1169.
June 10--Mathematics and science education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its National Program for Mathematics and Science Education, to support projects of national significance designed to improve the quality of teaching in mathematics and science in the nation's elementary and secondary schools. An estimated four awards of approximately $500,000 each and an estimated seven to twelve awards of approximately $250,000 each will be granted to state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and public and private nonprofit organizations. Contact: Allen A. Schmieder, used, Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.
June 14--Educational research: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Educational Research and Development Centers Program, to support research-and-development centers to conduct research and related activities. An estimated one award will be funded over five years, with a five-year total of approximately $6.3 million available, and be granted to an institution of higher education, alone or in consort with public agencies or private nonprofit organizations, or an interstate agency established by compact that operates subsidiary bodies established to conduct postsecondary educational research and development. Contact: Ned Chalker, used, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Room 610, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2079.
June 14--Homeless education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Adult Education for the Homeless Program, to enable state educational agencies to plan and implement a program of literacy training and basic-skills remediation for adult homeless individuals within their states. An estimated 35 awards of approximately $280,000 each will be granted to state educational agencies. Contact: Paul R. Geib Jr., Special Programs Branch, Division of National Programs, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4512, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-7327; (202) 732-2364.
June 15--Teacher 'Hall of Fame': Nominations of candidates eligible for induction into the National Teachers Hall of Fame are due. Nominees must have (or have had) classroom teaching as their primary responsibility, grades pre-kindergarten through high school, be active or retired, and be certified public or non-public. All nominations must be made on an official application form. Contact: Robert C. Rubenow, Executive Director, The National Teachers Hall of Fame, Box 17, Emporia State University, 1200 Commercial, Emporia, Kan. 66801; (316) 343-5485.
June 15--Technology and reading: Proposals are due for the 1992 National Conference of Technology and Reading/Learning Difficulties, to be held in San Francisco, Calif., January 16-18, 1992. Proposals will be considered for one-hour sessions describing and/or demonstrating actual, practical, or innovative ways in which technology is used in the instruction of students in the following areas: Administration; adult literacy; English as a second language; evolving technology; learning disabilities; math and science; reading and writing; and special needs and speech/language. Contact: Gerald H. Block, trld 1992 Proposals, 1070 Crows Nest Way, Richmond, Calif. 94803; or Diane Frost at (800) 255-2218.
June 17--Follow Through Program: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Follow Through Program, to serve the needs of children primarily from low-income families in kindergarten through grade 3 who have had Head Start or similar-quality preschool experiences by providing grants for local projects. An estimated 25 awards of approximately $203,420 each will be granted to local educational agencies and public and private nonprofit agencies, institutions, and organizations. Contact: Patricia McKee, Compensatory Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2043, Washington, D.C. 20202-6132; (202) 401-1692.
June 21--Drug-free schools: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Drug-Free Schools and Communities Counselor Training Grants Program, to establish, expand, or enhace programs and activities for the training of counselors, social workers, psychologists, or nurses who are providing or will provide drug-abuse-prevention, counseling, or referral services in elementary and secondary schools. An estimated 45 awards of approximately $75,000 each will be granted to state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, or consortia of those agencies or institutions. Contact: Allen King, Director, Division of Drug-Free Schools and Communities, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-6439; (202) 401-1599.
June 24--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Special Studies Program, to support studies to evaluate the impact of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, including efforts to provide a free, appropriate public education to children and youths with disabilities and early-intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities. An estimated five awards of approximately $175,000 each will be granted for cooperative agreements of state agency/federal evaluation studies projects, and an estimated five awards of approximately $50,000 each will be granted for cooperative agreements under feasibility studies of impact and effectiveness, all to state education agencies and other state agencies that administer early-intervention programs. Contact: Linda Glidewell, Division of Innovation and Development, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 3524-M/S 2640, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1099.
July 1--English awards: Nominations are due for the Britton Award competition, sponsored by the Conference on English Education. English-language-arts teachers (preschool through university) who have published exemplary studies in any format, including distributed final research reports, are eligible. Nominations may be made by any c.e.e. member or by self-nomination. Contact: Marian M. Mohr, Hayfield Secondary Schools, 7630 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, Va. 22310.
July 2--School construction: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the School Construction in Areas Affected by Federal Activities Program, to help compensate school districts for the cost of educating children when enrollment and the availability of revenues from local sources have been adversely affected by federal activities, by providing direct grants for construction or remodeling of urgently needed minimum school facilities. Contact: School Facilities Branch, Impact Aid Program, Program Operations Division, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Room 2117, Washington, D.C. 20202-6244; (202) 401-0660.
July 12--Bilingual vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program, to provide financial assistance for conducting training for instructors' aides, counselors, or other ancillary personnel in bilingual vocational education and training programs for individuals with limited English proficiency. An estimated two awards of approximately $216,000 each will be granted to state agencies or public and private nonprofit educational institutions. Contact: Laura Karl, Special Programs Branch, Division of National Programs, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4512, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-7327; (202) 732-2365.
July 15--Journalism-teacher awards: Nominations are due for the 1991 High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program, sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student of the Teacher of the Year and four $500 scholarships will be awarded to students of four distinguished advisers selected in the program. Newspapers, press associations, colleges, and high-school principals are asked to nominate teachers who have had an exceptionally good year of advising school newspapers and teaching high-school journalism. Contact: Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Inc., P.O. Box 300, Princeton, N.J. 08543-0300; (609) 452-2820.
July 31--Seiko 'Youth Challenge': Deadline for schools to register for the Seiko Youth Challenge competition, which recognizes proposals of environmental solutions. Students will then have until Februrary 28, 1992, to submit their written entries, which will be judged by imagination and originality of approach, depth of research, methodology, practicality of implementation, and magnitude of environmental impact. Regional Winning Team members will receive a $1,000 college scholarship, and their schools will receive a $1,000 grant. A $10,000 grant will be awarded to the National Winning School and each member of the National Winning Team will receive a $10,000 college scholarship. Contact: (800) 323-1550.
August 1--Christian education: Deadline to register for exhibits at the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools state convention, to be held at the Twin Towers in Orlando, Fla. October 2-4. Contact: faccs, P.O. Box 10009, Talahassee, Fla. 32302; (904) 562-2513.
August 31--Library conference: Proposals are due for the 3rd national conference of the Library and Information Technology Association, to be held in Denver, Colo. September 13-17, 1992. The National Conference Program Planning Committee is looking for a wide variety of program and showcase offerings including demonstrations, presentations of papers, panel discussions, debates and other types of programs addressing the conference theme "Information Technology: It's for Everyone." Contact: The lita Office, ala 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611-2729; (312) 280-4270.
September 1--Geography award: Nominations are due for a geography award, co-sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and the George Cram Company, given to a teacher for a program proposal to incorporate the study of geography into the social studies curricula. A $2,500 grant and a plaque will be given based on the strength of the proposal, including the program rationale, feasibility of implementation, potential for continuation, and numbers of teachers and students served. Contact: ncss, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
September 30--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Research Training Grants for Fiscal Year 1992 program, to expand capability in the field of rehabilitation by supporting projects that provide advanced training in rehabilitation research. An estimated three awards of approximately $150,000 each will be granted to individuals with doctorates or similar advanced degrees who have clinical or other relevant experience. Contact: Donna McGee, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1141.
In the Schools
Jane Moulding, dean of faculty and english department head at Beaver Country Day School in Brookline, Mass. to director of Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, Mass.
In the Districts
Gary Baker, assistant superintendent for the Action-Boxborough (Mass.) Schools, to superintendent of the Hingham (Mass.) School District.
James Fleming, associate superintendent for district management and community relations for Dade County (Fla.) to district superintendent of the Capistrano (Calif.) Unified School District.
Stan Fortuna Jr., professor at Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids, Mich. to superintendent of schools for the Muskegon Oakridge Public Schools in Muskegon, Mich.
Christine McGrath, assistnat superintendent in the Gloucester, Mass. schools, to superintendent of the Tewksbury (Mass.) schools.
James E. Surratt, superintendent of Volusia County Schools (Fla.) to superintnedent of the Plano (Tex.) schools.
Benjamin I. Troutman, administrator with the Virginia Beach (Va.) Public Schools to deputy superintendent of the Portsmouth (Va.) Public Schools.
Vincent Yuskiewicz, assistant superintendent in North Conway, N.H., to superintendent of the Provincetown-Truro (Mass.) school district.
Marguerite Barnett, president of the University of Houston (Tex.), and Lattie Coor, president of the niversity of Arizona in Tucson, to the American Council on Education board of directors through 1992.
The following were elected for terms on ace's board through 1993: shirley Chater, president of Texas woman's University in Denton; Thomas Gonzales, chancellor of the Seattle (Wash.) Community Colleges; Franklyn Jenifer, president of Howard University in Wasington, D.C.; James Lyons, president of Bowie State University in Maryland; Piedad Robertson, president of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Mass.; Niara Sudarkasa, president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania; and Michael Timpane, president of Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City.
Stephen I. Danzansky, deputy assistant to the President and director of cabinet affairs to chief of staff for U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander.
In the Education Schools
Howard Maniloff, superintendent of schools for Vance County (N.C.) to associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education.
Henry T. Trueba, associate dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California-Davis, to dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
In the Associations
James B. Appleberry, president of Northern Michigan University to president of the American Assoication of State Collges and Universities.
Corrine P. Hill, principal of Wasatch Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah to president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Joan M. Irwin, acting director of the division of membership and council relations at the International Reading Association headquarters in Newark, Del. and president of Joan Irwin Associates Ltd., to director of the publications division for the i.r.a.
Arlene Penfield, member of the school board in Plattsburgh, N.Y. to president of the National School Board Association.
Sandra Stotsky, research associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to editor of Research in the Teaching of English, appointed by the National Council of Teachers of English Executive Committee.
Alicia Borinsky, professor of foreign languages at Boston University in Mass. to the Boston University/Chelsea Project Management Team.
Ralph Caulo, president and chief executive officer of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, to executive vice president of Simon & Schuster with his primary responsibility as the Education Group.
Marshall C. Grigsby, president of Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. to the National Board of Directors of the United Negro College Fund, Inc.
Peter Henschel, managing director of Business in the Cities in London, England, to executive director of the Institute for Research on Learning, Palo Alto, Calif.
Deborah V. Jolly, Ed.D. to vice president of the Services for School Improvement program of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in Austin, Tex.
Thomas H. Kean, president of Drew University, to the board of trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Peter Martinez, director of the Hispanic-American Construction Industry Association in Chicago, Ill. to senior program officer in the Chicago Education Initiative program for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Catherine McAward, senior vice-president of the International Division of Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Book Publishers, to president.
Jack McCredie, director of Digital Equipment Corporation's External Research Program in Maynard, Mass., to manager of Digital's Education and Science Business Unit.
Sheila E. Widnall, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the Carnegie Corporation of New York board of trustees, to vice chairman of the board.
The Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education recently announced the election of three new trustees to its board: Alison R. Bernstein, Associate Dean of the Faculty at Princeton University in N.J.; Creed C. Black, president of Knight Foundation in Miami, Fla.; and Shirley M. McBay, president of the Quality Education for Minorities Network in Washington, D.C.
Youth For Understanding recently announced the election of new trustees: John Davis, president of S. John Davis & Associates, Ltd. in Richmond, Va.; Jack P. DeBoer, chairman of Summerfield Hotel Corporation and chairman of Private Jet Expeditions, Inc., of Wichita, Kan. and Aspen, Colo.; Richard A. English, dean and professor of the School of Social Work at Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Ruedi Heubach, of Thun, Switzerland, a retired educators who has been associated with y.f.u. in various capacities since 1961; Richard G. Lugar, senior Senator from Indiana; and Peter Samsing of Santiago, Chile, a long-time y.f.u. volunteer who is a semi-retired business executive and main shareholder in many Chilean enterprises.
Peter K. Gunness, headmaster at Buckinham Browne & Nichols School since 1969, will step down from his post in June 1992 to move to Ridgewood, N.J.