Honors and Awards

February 23, 2000 6 min read
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The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers and Scholastic Inc., recently announced the honorees in the State Teacher of the Year programs for 2000. One National Teacher of the Year will be chosen from among the state honorees in April. The recipients of the state honors are as follows:

Alabama. Ann Dominick, South Shades Crest Elementary School, Hoover. Alaska. Marilyn Rosene, Dillingham Elementary School, Dillingham. American Samoa. Patricia Sataua, Matafao Elementary School, Pago Pago. Arizona. James Manley, Stevenson Elementary School, Mesa. Arkansas. Patti M. Meeks, Hamburg High School, Hamburg. California. Marilyn Whirry, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach.

Colorado. Craig Cogswell, Westminster High School, Westminster. Connecticut. Elizabeth Ann Collinge, Green Acres Elementary School, North Haven. Delaware. Ronni K. Cohen, Claymont Elementary School, Claymont. Department of Defense. Jamey Olney, Halvorsen-Tunner Elementary-Middle School, Frankfurt, Germany.

District of Columbia. Elizabeth Virginia Primas, Bowen Elementary School. Florida. Stephanie Swerdloff King, Design and Architecture Senior High School, Miami. Georgia. Amy Monroe Denty, Arthur Williams Middle School, Jesup. Guam. Royce (Josh) Dan Ledbetter, Machananao Elementary School, Hagatna.

Hawaii. Ella Tepper, Keolu Elementary School, Kailua. Idaho. Nancy J. Larsen, Ramsey Elementary School, Coeur d’Alene. Illinois. Kevin Murphy, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange. Indiana. Kathy Politz, West Vigo Elementary School, Terre. Haute. Iowa. Thomas Paulsen, Carroll High School, Carroll. Kansas. Susan M. Rippe, Wichita Northwest High School, Wichita. Kentucky. Mardi E. Montgomery, Boyle County High School, Danville. Louisiana. Lucille Vennen, Clearwood Junior High School, Slidell.

Maine. Todd Fields, Westbrook Vocational Education Center, Westbrook. Maryland. Susan Y. Higley, Cherry Hill Middle School, Elkton. Massachusetts. David F. Lussier, Andover High School, Andover. Michigan. Margaret Holtschlag, Murphy Elementary School, Hasslett. Minnesota. P. Brett Smith, O.H. Anderson Elementary School, St. Paul. Mississippi. Mary Beth Boyer Black, Amory High School, Amory.

Missouri. Nancy Petersen, Poplar Bluff High School, Poplar Bluff. Montana. Cheryl Kauk Schlepp, Conrad High School, Conrad. Nebraska. John R. Heineman, Lincoln High School, Lincoln. Nevada. Dennis Digenan, Spring Creek High School, Elko. New Hampshire. Peter Petrigno, Mascenic Regional High School, New Ipswich. New Jersey. Katherine Bassett, Ocean City Intermediate School, Ocean City. New Mexico. Louise Shoemaker, Portales High School, Portales.

New York. Marilyn R. Lance, West Sand Lake Elementary School, West Sand Lake. North Carolina. Kim H. Hughes, Fox Road Elementary School, Raleigh. North Dakota. Marianna Malm, North High School, Fargo. Northern Mariana Islands. Jonas Manibusan Barcinas, San Vicente Elementary School, San Vicente Village, Saipan. Ohio. Joanne Guay, Kidder Elementary School, Brunswick.

Oklahoma. Mitsuye Conover, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville. Oregon. Xochitl Fuhriman-Ebert, Ontario Middle School, Ontario. Pennsylvania. Faith G. Kline, Anna Blakiston Day Elementary School, Philadelphia.

Puerto Rico. Petra Camacho Lozada, Escuela de la Comunidad Jose S. Alegría, Dorado. Rhode Island. Lawrence W. Verria, North Kingstown High School, North Kingstown. South Carolina. Mary H. Lostetter, Lugoff-Elgin High School, Lugoff. South Dakota. Bill Zubke, Watertown Senior High School, Watertown.

Tennessee. SuEllen Whitson, Indian Trail Middle School, Johnson City. Texas. Jack Cody, Graham High School, Graham. Utah. Jo Lynn Sherwood Miller, Cottonwood Elementary School, Salt Lake City. Vermont. Susan Furey Adams, Jericho Elementary School, Jericho. Virginia. Robin D. Smith, Buckingham High School, Buckingham. Washington. Marvin C. Sather, Riverside High School, Chattaroy.

West Virginia. Ede J. Ashworth, Brooke High School, Wellsburg. Wisconsin. Rod R. Vick, Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago. Wyoming. Bernie Schnorenberg, Sundance High School, Sundance.


U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has announced this year’s winners of the Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Adult Educationand Literacy Programs. The honorees, listed by state, are:

Arizona. Pima County Adult Education, Tucson; Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, Phoenix;Indiana. Lafayette Adult Reading Academy, Lafayette.Massachusetts. Community Learning Center, Cambridge.Missouri. Cape Girardeau Adult Basic Education, Cape Girardeau.

North Carolina. Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Workforce, Fayetteville.Pennsylvania. Erie Adult Learning Center, Erie.South Carolina. Givhans Community School Center for Lifelong Learning, Summerville.Texas. McLennan Community College, Waco.Wisconsin.Literacy Volunteers of America—Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire.


The Nasdaq Educational Foundation and the National Council on Economic Education recently announced the regional winners and semifinialists for the Nasdaq National Teaching Awards, which recognize teachers for outstanding economic education. The regional winners will receive $10,000 each, and each of the semifinalists will receive $1,000. A grand prize-winner, chosen from among the regional winners, will receive $15,000.

The regional winners are:

Forrest Fonnesbeck, Dixie High School, St. George, Utah;David Kaplan, William Penn High School, Philadelphia; Steven Page, Vivian Gaither Senior High School, Tampa; Bruce Lee Rottman, Brookfield Academy, Brookfield, Wis.

The semifinalists are:

Ina Baker, Broadway High School, Broadway, Va.;Donald Bedeker, Beecher High School, Beecher, Ill.; Richard Bochinski, Darien High School, Darien, Conn.; Shelia Bocker, Lakeland Senior High School, Lakeland, Fla.; Virginia Crook, Merrimack High School, Merrimack, N.H.; Carolyn Davis, Duncan High School, Duncan, Okla.

Lisa Dobson, Rio Rancho High School, Rio Rancho, N.M.; Michael Green, Mark Keppel High School, Alhambra, Calif.;Carl Gray, New Braunfels High School, New Braunfels, Texas;Glenn Hartose, Choate Rosemary High School, Wallingford, Conn.; Kenneth R. Hill, Hanford High School, Hanford, Calif.;Jennifer Glaser, Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Ind.; Anna Manning, Lakeland Senior High School, Lakeland, Fla.

Laura Marsh, Fayetteville High School, Fayettevill, Ark.;Jean McNamara, Conestoga Senior High School, Berwyn, Pa.; Valerie Mercak, Lakeland Senior High School, Lakeland, Fla.; Steven Louis Randall, Yucaipa High School, Yucaipa, Calif.;Tracie Shepard, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, Wash.; Patricia Tuma, Midland High School Midland, Mich.; Michael Wiesen, Ashland Greenwood High School, Ashland.


The National Middle School Association and Prentice Hall School Educational Publishing recently announced the winners of the Teams That Make a Difference Awards. The awards recognize teams of teachers who present a challenging education through an integrated approach. Each team received $3,000 from Prentice Hall, and a $25 gift certificate for publications from the NMSA.

The winners are listed below by state:

Pennsylvania. Ed Roman, Debbie Peters, Gina Wood, Kathy Hendrickson, and Kathy Fiedler, Northwestern Lehigh Middle School, New Tripoli.

Missouri. Jan Rase, Betty Beal, Mike Moon, Charles Brooks, and Kim Alberg, Moreland Ridge Middle School, Blue Springs.

New York. Lynne Feldman, Holly Cook, Frank Vaccaro, Mary Baker, and Jean Russo, Monroe Middle School, Rochester.

Washington. Marilyn Melville, Keith Merrit, Deborah Gribskov, Kristen Peterson, and Marilyn Tracy, Cascade Middle School, Longview.

A version of this article appeared in the February 23, 2000 edition of Education Week


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