Honors and Awards
State Teachers of the Year
The Council of Chief State School Officers in partnership with Scholastic Inc. has honored 54 teachers as state teachers of the year for 1996. They are listed below:
Alabama. Eva H. Thompson, Monrovia Middle School, Huntsville. Alaska. Barbara Jean Renoux, Cully School, Point Lay. Arizona. Robert L. Campbell, Cartwright Preschool and Gifted Center, Phoenix. Arkansas. Phyllis R. Orlicek, Stuttgart High School, Stuttgart. California. Javier Gonzalez, Pioneer High School, Whittier. Colorado. Istvan Hornyak, Eaton High School, Eaton. Connecticut. Fie K. Budzinsky, Portland High School, Portland. Delaware. Darryl J. Hudson, Sussex Central Middle School, Millsboro. Department of Defense Education Activity. Christine Lilian Cole, SHAPE American High School, Brussels, Belgium.
District of Columbia. Sandra Carolyn Brooks Dobson, Job Barnard Elementary School, Washington. Florida. David E. Williams, Suncoast Community High School, Riviera Beach. Georgia. Catherine Sylvia Pittman, Brunswick High School, Brunswick. Guam. Sandra Cam Bojtos, L.P. Untalan Middle School, Barrigada. Hawaii. Michael Dan Nakasone, Pearl City High School, Pearl City. Idaho. Kit Bennett, Almo Elementary School, Almo. Illinois. Barbara Allen, Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg. Indiana. Daniel H. Durbin, F.J. Reitz High School, Evansville.
Iowa. Jill Olsen-Virlee, Marion High School, Marion. Kansas. Christy R. McNally, St. Mary's Elementary School, Pittsburg. Kentucky. Mary Elizabeth Dunn, Shelby County East Middle School, Shelbyville. Louisiana. Ronald John Cormier, Belle Place Middle School, New Iberia. Maine. Robert L. Maurais, Frank H. Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth. Maryland. Edward J. Silver Jr., Rock Hall Elementary School, Rock Hall. Massachusetts. Kathleen M. Sherman, East Falmouth Elementary School, East Falmouth. Michigan. Sharon L. Green, Graveraet Middle School, Marquette.
Minnesota. Mary Beth Blegen, Worthington Senior High School, Worthington. Mississippi. Julie Allen Ferriss, Webster Elementary School, Yazoo City. Missouri. Francis E. (Beth) Reynolds, Nipher Middle School, Kirkwood. Montana. George A. Beyer, Flathead High School, Kallispell. Nebraska. Jean LaGrone, Westgate Elementary School, Omaha. Nevada. Paula Naegle, Chaparral High School, Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Deborah Kelly Woelflein, Merrimack High School, Merrimack. New Jersey. Richard Ruffalo, Belleville High School, Belleville.
New Mexico. Martina Z. Marquez, Mount Taylor Elementary School, Grants. New York. Cynthia Appold, Hicksville High School, Hicksville. North Carolina. Vernestine Kent Taylor, James B. Hunt High School, Wilson. North Dakota. Marcia A. Kenyon, Eastwood Elementary School, West Fargo. Northern Mariana Islands. Alan Arthur Taylor, San Vicente Elementary School, Saipan. Ohio. Cathy A. Priest, Coshocton High School, Coshocton. Oklahoma. Stephen Smallwood, Broken Bow High School, Broken Bow. Oregon. Raymond Hasart, Redmond High School, Redmond.
Pennsylvania. Susan Rodriguez, Overbrook Educational Center, Philadelphia. Puerto Rico. Luz M. Viera Maldonado, Santiago Torres Junior High School, Las Piedras. Rhode Island. MaryKay W. Schnare, Nathan Bishop Middle School, Providence. South Carolina. Debra H. Templin, Newberry Middle School, Newberry. South Dakota. Jacqueline L. Omland, Aberdeen Central High School, Aberdeen. Tennessee. Linda L. Cheek, Ingleside Elementary School, Athens. Texas. Ann Brock, Frazier Elementary School, Burleson. Utah. John H. Funk, Fox Hills Elementary School, Salt Lake City.
Vermont. Edward J. Barry, Milton Street School, Milton. Virginia. Barbara L. Rivers, Venable Elementary School, Charlottesville. Washington. Patricia J. Cygan, Nathan Hale High School, Seattle. West Virginia. Jo Ann Snyder Harman, Petersburg High School, Petersburg. Wisconsin. Thomas J. Howe, Monona Grove High School, Monona. Wyoming. Pamela S. Moore, Aspen Elementary School, Evanston.
The U.S. Department of Education has honored 266 public and private secondary schools as BlueRibbon Schools for 1994-96. The recipients are listed below:
Alabama. Louis Pizitz Middle School, Birmingham; Phillips Preparatory School, Mobile; W.P. Davidson High School, Mobile. Arizona. Greenway High School, Phoenix; Red Mountain High School, Mesa; Western Sky Middle School, Litchfield Park; Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix. Arkansas. Old High Middle School, Bentonville. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Middle School, Cass Lake,
Minn. California. Alvarado Intermediate School, Rowland Heights; Alvarado Middle School, Union City; Benicia Middle School, Benicia; C. Todd Clark Intermediate School, Clovis; Calle Mayor Middle School, Torrance; Charles Blackstock Junior High School, Oxnard; Cupertino High School, Cupertino; Edison Computech 7-8, Fresno; El Monte High School, El Monte; Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, La Canada; Foothill High School, Santa Ana; Henry E. Huntington Middle School, San Marino; Highland High School, Bakersfield; Irvington High School, Fremont; James B. Davidson Middle School, San Rafael; La Habra High School, La Habra; Laguna Beach High School, Laguna Beach; Los Alisos Intermediate School, Mission Viejo; Louisville High School, Woodland Hills; Lowell High School, San Francisco; Medea Creek Middle School, Agoura; Midland School, Los Olivos; Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach; Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo; Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles; Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks; Oak Grove Middle School, Jamul; Piocene Ridge High School, North San Juan; Rancho Buena Vista High School, Vista; Rio Americano High School, Sacramento; St. Francis High School, Mountain View; South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena; Stone Valley Middle School, Alamo; Taylor Middle School, Millbrae; University Heights Middle School, Riverside; Venado Middle School, Irvine; Vineyard Junior High School, Alta Loma; Vista High School, Vista; William H. Crocker Middle School, Hillsborough.
Colorado. Cherry Creek West Middle School, Littleton; Horizon High School, Brighton; North Park High School, Walden. Connecticut. Litchfield High School, Litchfield; RHAM High School, Hebron; Rochambeau Middle School, Southbury; Weston High School, Weston; Wethersfield High School, Wethersfield. Delaware. Padua Academy, Wilmington; Seaford Middle School, Seaford; Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown. Department of Defense Dependents School. Augsburg American High School, Augsburg, Germany. District of Columbia. The Lab School of Washington, Washington. Florida. Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa; Cooper City High School, Cooper City; Design and Architecture Senior High School, Miami; Landrum Middle School, Ponte Vedra Beach; Loggers' Run Community Middle School, Boca Raton; MAST Academy, Miami; Mainland High School, Daytona Beach; Niceville High School, Niceville; Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami; St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Fort Lauderdale; Tequesta Trace Middle School, Fort Lauderdale; University School of Nova Southeast University, Fort Lauderdale; Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Tampa.
Georgia. Cedar Shoals High School, Athens; Chamblee High School, Chamblee; Houston County High School, Warner Robins; Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, Fort Oglethorpe; Ralph Bunche Middle School, Atlanta; Sonoraville East Middle School, Calhoun; Sprayberry High School, Marietta. Hawaii. Governor Sanford B. Dole Intermediate School, Honolulu; Kailua Intermediate School, Kailua; Waiakea High School, Hilo. Illinois. Carmel High School, Mundelein; Champaign Central High School, Champaign; Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village; Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School, Flossmoor; Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester; James B. Conant High School, Hoffman; Margaret Mead Junior High School, Elk Grove Village; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; Northwood Middle School, Woodstock; Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows; St. Charles High School, St. Charles; Walter R. Sundling Junior High School, Palatine. Indiana. Craig Middle School, Indianapolis; Floyd Central Junior-Senior High School, Floyds Knobs; Lutheran High School of Indianapolis, Indianapolis; Munster High School, Munster; North High School, Evansville, Penn High School, Mishawaka; Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster.
Kansas. Mission Valley Middle School, Shawnee Mission. Kentucky. Notre Dame Academy, Covington. Louisiana. Archbishop Blenk High School, Gretna; Archbishop Chapelle High School, Metairie; C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport; De La Salle High School, New Orleans; St. Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge; St. Mary's Dominican High School, New Orleans; Vermillion Catholic High School, Abbeville; Warren Easton Fundamental Senior High School,
New Orleans. Maine. Biddeford High School, Biddeford. Maryland. Herbert Hoover Middle School, Rockville; Howard High School, Ellicott City; John Carroll School, Bel Air; Kennedy Krieger Middle School, Baltimore; North Harford Middle School, Pylesville; Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda. Massachusetts. Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth; James P. Timilty Middle School, Roxbury; Marblehead Middle Head, Marblehead; Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs. Michigan. Caledonia High School, Caledonia; East Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids; Everett High School, Lansing; L'Anse Creuse High School, Macomb; Rockford High School, Rockford; Van Hoosen Middle School, Rochester.
Minnesota. Dakota Meadows Middle School, North Mankato; Eagan High School, Eagan; Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie; St. Anthony Middle School, Minneapolis; Stillwater Junior High School, Stillwater; Trinity School at River Ridge, Bloomington. Missouri. A.B. Green Middle School, St. Louis; Crestviel Middle School, Ellisville; David H. Hickman High School, Columbia; LaSalle Springs Middle School, Glencoe; North Kirkwood Middle School, Kirkwood; Parkway South High School, Manchester; Sedalia Middle School, Sedalia; Truman High School, Independence. Montana. Hellgate Elementary Middle School, Missoula. Nebraska. Duquesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Omaha; Westside High School, Omaha. Nevada. Mike O'Callaghan Middle School, Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Amherst Middle School, Amherst. New Jersey. Churchill Junior High School, East Brunswick; Hammarskjold Middle School, East Brunswick; Hillsborough Middle School, Somerville; Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington; Immaculate Heart Academy, Township of Washington; Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair; Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest; Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan; Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren.
New Mexico. Taylor Middle School, Albuquerque. New York. Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn; Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua; Dominican Academy of the City of New York, New York City; Floral Park Memorial Junior/Senior High School, Floral Park; The Harley School, Rochester; New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle; Pelham Middle School, Pelham; Rice High School, New York City; Rye Neck High School, Mamaroneck; Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead; St. Raymond High School for Boys, Bronx; The Ursuline School, New Rochelle. North Carolina. Providence Senior High School, Charlotte. Ohio. Anderson High School, Cincinnati; Kenston High School, Chagrin Falls; Mad River Middle School, Dayton; Madeira Junior/Senior High School, Cincinnati; Mason Middle School, Mason; Perry High School, Perry; St. Edward High School, Lakewood. Oklahoma. Sequoyah Middle School, Edmond; Woodward Middle School, Woodward.
Pennsylvania. Bucktail Area High School, Renovo; Dorseyville Middle School, Pittsburgh; G.W. Feaser Middle School, Middletown; Hampton High School, Allison Park; Hatboro-Horsham High School, Horsham; Hershey High School, Hershey; Indian Valley Middle School, Harleyville; Merion Mercy Academy, Merion Station; Radnor High School, Radnor; Shaler Area Middle School, Glenshaw; South Brandywine Middle School, Coatesville; Tamanend Middle School, Warrington; Taylor Allderice High School, Pittsburgh; Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington; Upper Moreland Middle School, Hatboro; Upper Perkiomen High School, Pennsburg; Villa Joseph Marie High School, Holland; West Philadelphia Catholic High School, Philadelphia. Puerto Rico. Colegio San Jose, San Juan. South Carolina. Campus R/Irmo Middle School, Columbia; Chapin High School, Chapin; Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia; Irmo High School, Columbia; Mid Carolina Middle School, Prosperity; St. James Middle School, Surfside Beach; Spring Valley High School, Columbia; Summit Parkway Middle School, Columbia; Sumter High School, Sumter. Tennessee. Germantown High School, Germantown; Maryville Middle School, Maryville; Wright Middle School, Nashville.
Texas. Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas; Carroll High School, Southlake; Carroll Middle School, Southlake; Coppell Middle School West, Coppell; Crockett Middle
School, Amarillo; Edward S. Marcus High School, Flower Mound; Forest Meadow Junior High School, Dallas; Forest Park Middle School, Longview; Georgetown High School, Georgetown; Grapevine Middle School, Grapevine; Groesbeck Middle School, Groesbeck; James E. Taylor High School, Katy; Klein Oak High School, Spring; Lackland Junior Senior High School, San Antonio; Lawrence D. Bell High School, Hurst; Lubbock High School, Lubbock; Mayde Creek High School, Houston; Noel Grisham Middle School, Austin; Northbrook Middle School, Houston; Plano Senior High School, Plano; Renner Middle School, Plano; Socorro High School, El Paso; Spring Forest Middle School, Houston; Spring Oaks Middle School, Houston; Strickland Middle School, Denton; Travis Middle School, McAllen; Westwood High School, Austin. Utah. Bryant Intermediate School, Salt Lake City. Virgin Islands. Antilles School, St. Thomas
Virginia. Franklin High School, Franklin; Gildersleeve Middle School, Newport News; Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News; Liberty Middle School, Ashland; Northampton High School, Eastville; St. Gertrude High School, Richmond; Tuckahoe Middle School, Richmond. Washington. Capital High School, Olympia; Cedarcrest High School, Duvall; Holy Names Academy, Seattle; Inglewood Junior High School, Redmond; The Northwest School, Seattle; Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee. West Virginia. Andrew Jackson Middle School, Cross Lanes; Hundred High School, Hundred; Preston High School, Kingwood; Princeton Senior High School, Princeton; Sherman Junior High School, Seth; Winfield High School, Winfield. Wisconsin. Bayside Middle School, Milwaukee; Gustave A. Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee; Hortonville Middle School, Hortonville; Pius XI High School, Milwaukee; Rufus King High School for the College Bound, Milwaukee.
The New Jersey state board of education has selected 26 first-year teachers as Dodge Fellows for 1995-96. The teachers were hired under the state's alternate route to teacher licensure. They are listed below in alphabetical order. The school district is also included.
Patricia A. Cabezas, Paterson; Susan M. Cahalane, Monmouth County; Lourdes Casas Carroll, Irvington; Albert John Coesfeld, Fair Lawn; Deborah Vaughn Coleman, Newark; C.J. De Santis, Manasquan; Mary Pat Finelli, Maple Shade; Brian P. Glatz, Lenape Regional; David Grego, Livingston; Eric Juwan Hagood, Plainfield; Ellen Hubschmidt Hemple, Cumberland County; Cheryl Yvonne Jones, East Orange; Bahadir Karuv, Bergen County Technical; Kendra L. Kehdle, Middletown Township; Bonnie R. Kole, East Brunswick; Helen A. Kuryllo, Montclair; Marcela Moncloa, East Orange; Gwendolyn E. Olness, Hamilton Township; Meryl Sklut-Lettire, Newark; Theresa M. Soloman, Hopewell Valley Regional; Gary Tripolo, Lower Camden County; Betty A. Urbanik, Newark; Brook Whittemore, Essex County; Edward D. Wingren, Newark; Monicoa Wormley, Trenton; Michael Zebrower, Paterson.
McGraw-Hill School Systems, Monterey, Calif., has awarded four 21st Century Schools Technology Planning Awards. The winners are:
Baltimore County Schools, Towson, Md. (countylevel award); South Orange/Maplewood School District, Maplewood, N.J. (district-level award); Eagan High School, Eagan, Minn. (school-level award); Horace Mann Middle School, Wausau, Wis. (school-level award).
Arthur Andersen, partner, Andersen Worldwide, Chicago, Ill., has been presented the Best in the Class award by the Conference Board, New York City. The award recognizes innovative corporate programs that improve education.