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The recipients of the 1994 State Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the U.S. Education Department and sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, are listed below. Winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools are included.

Alabama. Anne Jolly, Phillips Preparatory School, Mobile. Alaska. Matt Weaver, Colony High School, Palmer. Arizona. Margo Stone, Centennial Elementary School, Tuscon. Arkansas. Lois Freeman, University Heights Elementary/Nettleton Schools, Jonesboro. California. Sandra McBrayer, Progressive Learning/Alternative Center for Education, San Diego. Colorado. Majorie E. West, Glennon Heights Elementary School, Lakewood. Connecticut. Judith S. Gross, John Winthrop Elementary School, Bridgeport. Defense Department. Sarah J. Yoshida, Seoul American Elementary School.

Delaware. Patrice Buchanan, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Newark. District of Columbia. Barbara Pope Bennett, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Washington. Florida. Jerry Murray, Gaither Senior High School, Tampa. Georgia. Vallye Blanton, Lake Park Elementary School, Lake Park. Hawaii. Marlene Hirata, Pohakea Elementary School, Ewa Beach. Idaho. M. Colleen Kelsey, New Vision Alternative High School, Post Falls. Illinois. Adela Coronado-Greeley, Inter-American Magnet School, Chicago. Indiana. Francis Kemba Mustapha, South Side High School, Fort Wayne.

Iowa. Keith Robinson, Maple Valley Community School, Mapleton. Kansas. Mickey Bogart, Manhattan High School, Manhattan. Kentucky. Earl W. Hughes, New Haven Elementary School, Union. Louisiana. Veronica S. Harts, Fairview Elementary School, Lake Charles. Maine. Dorothy A. Neal, Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram. Maryland. Bonnie L. Walston, Parkside High School, Salisbury. Massachusetts. Virginia Freyermuth, Duxbury Junior/Senior High School, Duxbury. Michigan. Robert Van Camp, Henry Ford 2nd High School, Sterling Heights. Minnesota. Bonnie Marie Lutz, Evansville Elementary School, Evansville.

Mississippi. Carolyn Cadney, Biloxi High School, Biloxi. Missouri. Gina Bell-Moore, Hazelwood Central High School, Florissant. Montana. Kay Brost, Broadus Elementary, Broadus. Nebraska. Lynn Rylander Kaufman, Harvey Oaks School, Omaha. Nevada. Mike Tremayne, Austin High School, Austin. New Hampshire. Joyce Vining Morgan, Exeter Area Junior and Senior High Schools, Exeter. New Jersey. Johnette Bennett, North Warren Regional High School, Blairstown. New Mexico. Linda S. Bates, Roswell High School, Roswell. New York. Anita Sharon Skop, Frederick R. Wachtel School, Brooklyn.

North Carolina. Sandra C. Wells, Hall Fletcher Elementary School, Asheville. North Dakota. Bonnie M. Smith, Hettinger Public School, Hettinger. Ohio. Jacqueline Kay Collier, Cline Elementary School, Centerville. Oklahoma. Mary Jane Bassett, Woodward High School, Woodward. Oregon. Joanne E. Johnson, Goshen Elementary School, Eugene. Pennsylvania. Yvonne F. Savior, Tilden Middle School, Philadephia. Puerto Rico. Nelie Lebron-Robles, Mediania Alta Elementary School, Loiza. Rhode Island. Linda Jean Harvey Filomeno, William D'Bate Memorial Elementary, Providence. South Carolina. Cathy S. Scott, Lexington High School, Lexington.

South Dakota. Glenna Fouberg, Aberdeen Public Schools/Alternative Learning Center. Tennessee. E. Frank Bluestein, Germantown High School, Germantown. Texas. Mary E. Fortenberry, Newton High School, Newton. Utah. Scott Hendrickson, American Fork High School, American Fork. Vermont. Cheri Skurdall, North Country Union High School, Newport. Virginia. Suzanne T. Goodrich-Mears, Walker Grant Middle School, Fredericksburg. Washington. Carol Coe, Puyallup High School, Puyallup. West Virginia. Jerry D. Stover, Clay County High School, Clay. Wisconsin. Mary Weddig, Merrill Junior High School, Merrill. Wyoming. Sharon Yovich, Thayer Elementary School, Laramie.

American Teacher Awards

Thirty-six teachers were honored at the fifth annual presentation of the Walt Disney American Teacher Awards. Huong Tran Nguyen, Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, Calif., was recognized as the Outstanding Teacher of 1994 by a vote of the 36 teachers. The winners are listed below by category:

Athletic coaching.

Athletic coach. Patrick Deegan, James Madison High School, Vienna, Va.; Herbert Meyer, El Camino High School, Oceanside, Calif.; Daniel M. Paul, Presque Isle High School, Presque Isle, Me. Early childhood. Kevin L. Brooks, White Hills Elementary School, Baker, La.; Barbara Skolnick Rothenberg, Fort River Elementary School, Amherst, Mass.; Marcella Vancil, Flossie Wiley Elementary School, Urbana, Ill. English. Edward J. Cabil, John Muir Junior High School, Los Angeles, Calif.; Tom Delaney, Lorenzo Benn Youth Development Campus, Atlanta, Ga.; Delia Garza, Sul Ross Middle School, San Antonio, Tex.

Foreign language/English a second language. Barbara Pope Bennett, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Washington, D.C.; Huong Tran Nguyen, Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, Calif.; Jim Word, Brittany Hill Middle School, Blue Spring, Mo. General elementary. Steven Levy, Bowman School, Lexington, Mass.; Elba Iris Marrero, Public School 72, Manhattan, New York City; Jean Smith, Somonauk Grade School, Somonauk, Ill. Mathematics. Beverly Y. Davidman, Norman Thomas High School for Commercial Education, New York City; Janet Eileen McGregor, Deep Creek Elementary School, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Jo Ann Schuette, Curtis Middle School, Wichita, Kan.

Performining arts. Yvonne James-Brown, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, Buffalo, N.Y.; Paul Ritter, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, Mont.; Nancy Dennis Whitaker, Wade Hampton High School, Greenville, S.C. Physical education and health science. Robert E. Bronger Jr., South Oldham High School, Crestwood, Ky.; Ann Greiner, Henry Grady High School, Atlanta, Ga.; Stephen R. Sroka, Cleveland Public Schools, Cleveland, Ohio. Science. Lory E. Heron, Procter Hug High School, Reno, Nev.; Otto Phanstiel, Stanton College Preparatory School, Jacksonville, Fla.; Janet L. Coyle Sorensen, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colo.

Social studies. Mary Catherine Bradshaw, Hillsboro Comprehensive High School, Nashville, Tenn.; Michael Jager, Hedrick Junior High School, Medford, Ore.; John Raby, The Pingry School, Martinsville, N.J. Visual arts. Jina M. Ferraro, Cactus View Elementary School, Phoenix, Ariz.; Roz Knight, Lois Craig Elementary School, North Las Vegas, Nev.; Ray Lund, Thornton Academy, Saco, Me. Vocational/technical education. Phil Isernio, Kentwood High School, Kent, Wash.; Kenneth Juzswik, Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, Detroit, Mich.; Robert Maurais, Frank H. Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth, Me.

MILKEN NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARDS

One hundred fifty elementary school educators from 30 states were recipients of the 1994 Millken Family Foundation National Educator Awards. Each received a $25,000 cash award. The winners are listed below by state:

Alaska. Leslie Sears Gordon, teacher, Badger Road Elementary School, Fairbanks; A. Barrington Harduar, principal, Willard L. Bowman Elementary School, Anchorage; Nancy Norman, teacher, Finger Lake Elementary School, Palmer; Nita Rearden, teacher, Kotzebue Elementary School, Kotzebue; John A. Rusyniak, principal, Tok School, Tok. Arkansas. Nadyne Wood Aikman, teacher, Moody Elementary School, White Hall; Cecil Boothe, principal, Jim Stone Elementary School, Conway; Patricia Ann Cook, teacher, Lakeside Primary School, Hot Springs; Napoleon Davis, guidance counselor, Clary Elementary School, Stuttgart; L. F. Henderson, principal, Burke Street Intermediate School, Ashdown.

California. Gene A. Bedley, principal, El Camino Real Elementary School, Irvine; Betty Brown, teacher, Richfield School, Corning; Robert W. Bruesch, teacher, Willard Elementary School, Rosemead; Carmen Candelaria, bilingual-education coordinator, Santa Barbara County Office of Education, Santa Barbara; Victoria C. Fisher, principal, Rorimer Elementary School, La Puente. Colorado. Linda Alston, Montessori director, Maria Mitchell Montessori Elementary School, Denver; Gary L. Bloemker, teacher, Central Elementary School, Brush; Margarita (Maggie) Lopez, principal, Helen Hunt Elementary School, Colorado Springs; Joseph P. Modica, teacher, Hoehne Elementary School, Hoehne; Jerry D. Williams, principal, Elk Creek Elementary School, Pine.

Connecticut. Margaret Dwen Andrews, teacher, Annie Fisher School, Hartford; Marcella Miller, teacher, William L. Batcheller School, Winsted; Mark R. Nolan, principal, Pine Grove Elementary School, Avon; Roger Previs, principal, Stratfield School, Fairfield; Darlisa Pivola Ritter, teacher, Long Hill School, Shelton. Georgia. Vallye J. Blanton, teacher, Lake Park Elementary School, Lake Park; Crawford Lewis, principal, Snapfinger Elementary School, Decatur; Norma Castillo Malone, teacher, Cumming Elementary School, Cumming; Nancy B. Royal, teacher, Elm Street Elementary School, Newnan; Wardell Sims, principal, Lena Jean Campbell Elementary School, Atlanta.

Hawaii. Cari Lee Kojima, teacher, Kealakehe Elementary School, Kailua-Kona; Aimee Kumura, teacher, Waialua Elementary School, Waialua; Walter Luke, principal, Kanoelani Elementary School, Pearl City; Cathleen Murayama, teacher, Lihikai Elementary School, Kahului; Charles Oba, Principal, Kalihi-Uka Elementary School, Honolulu. Illinois. Adela Coronado-Greeley, teacher, Inter-American Magnet School, Chicago; Lynn Gaddis, teacher, Pepper Ridge Elementary School, Bloomington; Marvin Lee Leuschke, principal, Harding Elementary School, Monmouth; Patricia A. Sheahan, teacher, Summerfield Grade School, Summerfield; T. Michael Snow, principal, Copeland Manor School, Libertyville.

Indiana. Marlin Bauer, principal, Harlan Elementary School, Harlan; Marsha L. Bird, teacher, Raymond R. Brandes School #65, Indianapolis; Jane D. Foley, principal, Flint Lake Elementary School, Valparaiso; David A. Sell, teacher, North Decatur Elementary School, Greensburg; Leah Michelle Ward, teacher leader, Brookview Elementary School, Indianapolis. Iowa. Glenn G. Connor, principal, Meeker Elementary School, Ames; Kenneth Esveld, teacher, Eldora- New Providence Schools, Eldora; Joan Braunagel McShane, teacher, Jefferson Elementary School, Davenport; Susan Heine Olesen, teacher, Greenfield Elementary School, Greenfield; Diane R. Weitz, principal, Carter Lake Elementary School, Carter Lake.

Kansas. Cynthia Anderson, principal, Somerset Elementary School, Prairie Village; Cynda Carr, teacher, Anthony Elementary School, Anthony; Melisa Jean Hancock, teacher, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Manhattan; Ralph D. Vogel, principal, Inman Elementary School, Inman; Phyllis J. Zielke, teacher, West Elementary School, Goodland. Kentucky. Harriet Jo Cornwell Biehle, teacher, Worthington Elementary School, Worthington; Donna Bryant-Johnson, principal, Booker T. Washington Montessori Magnet School, Lexington; Bonnie Cecil, teacher, J. Graham Brown School, Louisville; Ruby Lee Napier, principal, Willard Elementary School, Busy; Paul Samuel Upchurch, principal, Centerfield Elementary School, Crestwood.

Maine. Philip A. Downes, teacher, James H. Bean School, Augusta; Idella Harter, teacher, Western Avenue School, Auburn; Marvin Higgins, principal, Rockport Elementary School, Rockport; Karen E. Johnson, teacher, New Suncook School, Lovell; Nancy M. Sullivan, teacher, Harrison C. Lyseth Elementary School, Portland. Maryland. Linda S. Adamson, teacher, Mayo Elementary School, Mayo; Patricia Reid Brooks, principal, Heather Hills Elementary School, Bowie; Marsha Carr-Lambert, reading specialist, South Penn Elementary School, Cumberland; Ronald Edward Price, teacher, St. Michaels Elementary School, St. Michaels; Patricia L. Skebeck, principal, Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School, Aberdeen.

Michigan. Pamela Alfieri, teacher, Central TAG, Traverse City Area Public Schools, Traverse City; J. David Borth, principal, Eastwood Elementary School, Big Rapids; Frank Miracola, teacher, Armada Elementary School, Armada; Jo Ann Pilarski, teacher, Maple Ridge Elementary, Alpena; Dorothy Winbush Riley, principal, Frederick H. Higgins Elementary School, Detroit. Mississippi. Collett B. Cross, principal, Ford Elementary School, New Albany; Barbara J. Davis, teacher, Columbia Elementary School, Columbia; Lonnie P. Reed, principal, Franklin Lower Elementary School, Meadville; Ethel P. Ross, teacher, Shelby Elementary School, Shelby; Jackie Dear Stevens, teacher, Northeast Middle School, Meridian.

Montana. Jerrie L. Boksich, teacher, L.A. Muldown Elementary School, Whitefish; Raphaelle He Does It, teacher, Lodge Grass Elementary School, Lodge Grass; Ronald J. Scherry, principal, Huntley Project Elementary School, Worden; Rita Surber, principal, Meadowlark Elementary School, Chinook; Karl Wolf, teacher, Central Elementary School, Helena. Nevada. Cojean Herrin, teacher, Agnes Risley Elementary School, Sparks; Kathleen Margaret MaGee, teacher, Crestwood Elementary School, Las Vegas; Jeane Louise Page, teacher, Lincoln Park Elementary School, Sparks; John Soderman, administrator, C.C. Meneley Elementary School, Gardnerville; Alma Garcia Vining, administrator, Robert E. Lake Elementary School, Las Vegas.

New Mexico. Sylvia Anne Mills, teacher, Zuni Elementary Magnet School, Albuquerque; Mary Helen Gonzales Ortiz, teacher, Pecos Elementary School, Pecos; Marian V. Pelking, teacher, East Picacho Elementary School, Las Cruces; Thomas R. Schnalzer, principal, Jose Barrios Elementary School, Silver City; Glojean Benson Todacheene, principal, Mesa Elementary School, Shiprock. North Carolina. Tracy Michelle Bruebaker Gregory, teacher, Perquimans Central School, Winfall; Mary P. Rector, teacher, Sparta Elementary School, Sparta; Julia Taylor, media coordinator, Clyde Erwin Elementary School, Jacksonville; Linda M. Turlington, principal, LaFayette Elementary School, Kipling; Albert T. Winston, principal, Hidden Valley Elementary School, Charlotte.

North Dakota. David Bartz, teacher, Roosevelt Elementary School, Mandan; Beth S. Randklev, principal, Ben Franklin Elementary School, Grand Forks; Arthur Schilke, principal, Beulah Elementary School, Beulah; Sharon E. Standley, teacher, Washington Elementary School, Valley City; Vicky N. Stormoe, assistant principal/teacher, Centennial School, Fargo. Ohio. Tamara Jo Barton-Redmond, teacher, Plain City Elementary School, Plain City; Teacola Offutt, principal, Orchard Elementary School of Science, Cleveland; Dennis K. Temple, teacher, Ansonia Local Schools, Ansonia; Gregg Tracy, principal, Whitewater Valley Elementary School, Harrison; Nancy Varian, teacher, East Canton Elementary School, East Canton.

Oregon. Joanne E. Johnson, teacher, Goshen Elementary School, Eugene; Bill Jones, principal, White City Elementary School, White City; Michael G. Jordan, principal, Sabin Early Childhood Education Center, Portland; Linda L. Leininger, teacher, Alameda Elementary School, Ontario; Robin Beach Lindsley, teacher, Boise-Eliot Elementary School, Portland. Pennsylvania. Bernadette George, principal, Delcroft Elementary School, Folcroft; Alda L. Hanna, teacher, Steele Elementary School, Harrisburg; Marlin L. Lippert, principal, Northside Elementary School, Mechanicsburg; Susan Rodriguez, teacher, Overbrook Educational Center, Philadelphia; Kenneth K. Zellner, teacher, Kernsville Elementary School, Orefield.

Rhode Island. Henry A. DeVona, teacher, George C. Calef Elementary School, Johnston; Linda Jean Harvey Filomeno, teacher, William D'Abate Memorial Elementary School, Providence; Rosemarie K. Kraeger, principal, Linden School, Middletown; Joseph J. Pasonelli, principal, Edgewood Highland Elementary School, Cranston; Margaret J. Swann, reading specialist, Greenbush Elementary School, West Warwick. South Carolina. Jacqulyn P. Brown, principal, Mitchell Elementary School, Charleston; Cheryl B. Floyd, principal, Lake City Primary School, Lake City; David Burton Foster, teacher, North Springs Elementary School, Columbia; Lisa Frampton, teacher, Sara Collins Elementary School, Greenville; Barbara S. Wilson, teacher, Stiles Point Elementary School, Charleston.

Tennessee. Pamela Jean Burish, teacher, Eakin School, Nashville; Maria del Mar Carter, teacher, Harold McCormick Elementary School, Elizabethton; Lawrence William Garrett, principal, Florida Elementary School, Memphis; Rosemary McKnight, teacher, East Chester Elementary School, Henderson; Carolyn Carter Wood, principal, Brookmeade Elementary School, Nashville. Washington. Robert W. DeBuhr, principal, Grantham Elementary School, Clarkston; Irene Gonzales, principal, McKinley Elementary School, Yakima; Christopher Held, teacher, Phantom Lake Elementary School, Bellevue; Edie Reclusado, teacher, Crystal Springs Elementary School, Bothell; Janet Angelier Steele, teacher, Lake Spokane Elementary School, Nine Mile Falls.

West Virginia. Pamela R. Atha, teacher, Van Elementary School, Van; Leroy M. Courts, teacher, War Elementary Annex, War; Cynthia Ray Frazier, teacher, Scott Teays Elementary School, Scott Depot; Robert K. Harris, principal, Lincoln School, Parkersburg; Peggy C. Hawse, principal, Moorefield Elementary School, Moorefield. Wyoming. David Vincent Buus, teacher, Moorcroft Elementary School, Moorcroft; Jo Campbell, principal, Conestoga Elementary School, Gillette; Joyce Hart, teacher, Jackson Elementary School, Green River; James W. House, teacher, McFadden Elementary School, McFadden; Judy A. Lissman, teacher, Southeast Elementary School, Yoder.

Other honors and awards

The National Council on Economic Education and the International Paper Company Foundation have awarded first-place distinction to five teachers for their methods used in teaching economics. Honors are awarded in five categories--primary, intermediate, junior high, senior high, and multi-grade class. The first-place winners were: Blanche J. West, Linda Kelly, and Jean Whitaker, Euper Lane Elementary School, Fort Smith, Ark.; Sue Parks and Kathy Hoskins, T.G. Smith Elementary School, Springdale, Ark.; James A. Winegar, Jesse Keen Middle Academy, Lakeland, Fla.; Kathryn A. Rattle, Chatfield Senior High School, Littleton, Colo.; Marilyn G. Westerfield, Walden School, Louisville, Ky.

The National Council for the Social Studies has selected the social-studies "teachers of the year" at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. They are: Patricia King Robeson, Beltsville Academic Center, Beltsville, Md.; Alan Haskvitz, Suzanne Middle School, Walnut, Calif.; Mary Teague Mason; Dacula High School, Dacula, Ga.; Norman Dale Conrad, Uniontown High School, Uniontown, Kan.

Anne S. Dillman, president, New Jersey Board of Education, has received the Distinguished Service Award for Education Leadership from the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Joan Dollinger, teacher, Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Cape May, N.J., was named the New Jersey Nonpublic School Teacher of 1994. She is the first recepient of this award under the offices of the Advisory Committee for Nonpublic Schools of the New Jersey Department of Education.

Evelyn K. Moore, executive director, National Black Child Development Institute, has been awarded the 1994 NAFFY Award, sponsored by the National Associations of Female Executives Foundation. The award, an acronym for "Nuturing the Aspirations of Females for the Future," is an award given each year to persons who have worked to help girls grow up with a greater sense of self-worth.

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