Honors & Awards

January 10, 2001 8 min read
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The Association of School Business Officials International recently announced four recipients of the Eagle Awards, in different categories. The Eagle Awards honor school business officials who exemplify service to the community, school, and profession. Each recipient received a crystal Eagle Award and will attend a three-day seminar at the ASBO International Eagle Institute. In addition, the International Eagle Award recipient received a $5,000 scholarship to present to a student; the other recipients each received a $2,500 scholarship. The winners, their school districts, and their awards are:

Michael L. Beever, assistant superintendent, business and human resource services, Metropolitan Education District, San Jose, Calif., International Eagle Award. Terry Schueler, materials and procurement director, Thompson School District R2-J, Loveland, Colo., Outstanding Service to the Community Eagle Award. James M. Rowan, chief financial officer/treasurer, Talawanda City School District, Oxford, Ohio, Outstanding Service to the Profession Eagle Award. Danile J. Tighe, deputy superintendent, International Schools Group, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Outstanding Service to the School Eagle Award.


The Association of School Business Officials International has announced the winner of the International Pinnacle of Excellence Award and three winners of the Pinnacle of Achievement Award. The awards, given in partnership with Virco Manufacturing Corp., honor school business administrators who have improved the efficiency of schools and contributed to the growth and improvement of their profession. The winner of the excellence award received $5,000, school furniture for his district, a trip to the 2000 ASBO International Annual and Exhibits, and a crystal Pinnacle award. Recipients of the achievement awards each received $1,000 and a crystal Pinnacle award. The winners, their districts, and their awards are:

Jonathan H. Ross, Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, North White Plains, N.Y., International Pinnacle of Excellence Award for his project, “Pupil Transportation Consortium: An Innovative Approach to Meeting Challenges in School Business Management.” Joseph M. Tyo, Jr., Clover Park School District 400, Lakewood, Wash.; Deborah Rausch Grant, Independent School District 742, St. Cloud, Minn.; and Daniel J. Andrews, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, Fla., Pinnacle of Achievement Awards.


The President’s Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, and with support from AT&T Corp. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s office of environmental education, has awarded environmental education teacher- professional-development awards to 37 teachers from 34 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and a U.S. territory. The awards recognize outstanding environmental education programs and overall academic excellence. Each winner receives a $1,500 stipend to be used to further his or her professional goals. The honorees are listed below by school level and state.

Primary School CEQ Award Winners:

Alaska. Sheryl Sotelo, Cooper Landing Elementary School, Cooper Landing. Arizona. Janet Hoy, Rancho Viejo Elementary School, Yuma. Colorado. David E. Eick, Canon Elementary School, Colorado Springs. Mississippi. Sandra Murphy, Caledonia Elementary School, Caledonia. Montana. Kathleen McLean, Great Falls Public School, Great Falls. Nebraska. Lois Herbel, Educational Service Unit #13, Scottsbluff. North Carolina. Marianna I. Kesgen, Fairview Elementary School, Sylva. Ohio. Mary Sheridan, Tussing Elementary School, Pickerington. Oklahoma. Kipp Crutchfield, Lincoln Elementary School, Ardmore. South Carolina. Debra J. Hickel, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster. Texas. Beverly Day, Hardwick Elementary School, Lubbock. Utah. Mona Woolsey, North Elementary School, Cedar City. Virginia. Shirley Sypolt, William N. Cooper Elementary School, Hampton.

Secondary School CEQ Award Winners:

Alabama. Judy A. Reeves, Baldwin County High School, Bay Minette. Arkansas. Richmond S. Edwards, The Summit School, Hot Springs. California. John Zavalney, Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles. District of Columbia. David Wood, Sidwell Friends School. Florida. Marcia Bisnett, Miami Norland Senior High School, Miami. Georgia. Diane S. Minick, Pace Academy, Atlanta. Idaho. Lori Frank, Coeur d’Alene High School, Coeur d’Alene. Illinois. Gary Swick, Dundee Crown High School, Carpentersville. Iowa. Stacy Newbrough, Fredericksburg High School, Fredericksburg. Kentucky. Steven L. Hess, Westport Traditional Middle School and Fine Arts Academy, Louisville. Maryland. Patricia I. Chambers, Stephen Decatur Middle School, Berlin. Massachusetts. Peter Leddy, Norton High School, Norton. Minnesota. Keith Leiseth, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park. Nevada. Jenelle Hopkins, Centennial High School, Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Carol J. Young, Contoocook Valley Regional High School, Peterborough. New York. Patsy Cicala Jr., Poughkeepsie High School, Poughkeepsie. Oregon. James A. Hartmann, West Linn High School, West Linn. Rhode Island. Michael J. Ferry, Woonsocket High School, Woonsocket. Tennessee. Nivedita Ganguly, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge. Vermont. Bradley Frohloff, Otter Valley Union High School, Brandon. Washington. Mario Godoy-Gonzalez, Royal High School, Royal City. West Virginia. John Colabrese, Weir High School, Weirton. Bahrain. Teresa F. Martin, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Bahrain E/H School, Manama. Guam. Linda Tatreau, George Washington High School, GMF Barrigada.


The National Alliance of Black School Educators announced the fifth annual Breakthrough to Literacy award winners at its annual conference last month. The award honors leaders in the field of early literacy. The five winners each received a plaque and a gift certificate for classroom reading materials from Wright Group/McGraw- Hill. The award went to the following educators:

Juan Lewis, principal, Durgan Elementary School, Lafayette, Ind.; Harold Fuller, principal, Holmes Elementary School, Mesa, Ariz.; Thomasine Carter, director of elementary instruction, Danville Public School System, Danville, Va.; Regina Boyd, teacher, Collinswood Elementary School, Charlotte, N.C.; Sandra Jemison, director of elementary education, Tuscaloosa City Schools, Tuscaloosa, Ala.


The Nasdaq Educational Foundation and the National Council on Economic Education have named five regional winners of the Nasdaq National Teaching Awards. The awards recognize high school teachers for furthering student awareness of the financial world. Each of the regional winners will receive $10,000 and a trip to New York City. A grand national winner will be chosen from the regional winners to receive an additional $15,000. The regional winners are as follows:

Northeast. Glenn Edward Hartsoe Jr., Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn. Southeast. Kristi Lynne Hester, Butler Traditional High School, Lousville, Ky. Midwest. Sara Touve Paul, Tartan High School, Oakdale, Minn. Southwest. Kathryn JoAnne Robinson, Chaffin Junior High School, Fort Smith, Ariz. West. Richard Kenneth Rankin, Iolani School, Honolulu.


The Character Education Partnership, a non-profit coalition based in Washington, and Boston University’s Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character have presented nine schools and one district with the 2000 National Schools of Character Award for their outstanding character education initiatives. Support for the awards was provided by the John Templeton Foundation and the UAW/GM Center for Human Resources. Each of the winners will receive a National Schools of Character flag and a $2,000 incentive grant. Here are the winners and the grade levels:

Mount Lebanon School District, K-12, Mount Lebanon, Pa.; Cotswold Elementary School, K-5, Charlotte, N.C.; Columbine Elementary School, pre-K-5, Woodland Park, Colo.; Emperor Elementary School, K-6, San Gabriel, Calif.; Excelsior Academy, 4- 12, San Diego; Kennerly Elementary School, K-5, St. Louis; Longfellow Elementary School, K-6, Hastings, Neb.; Morgan Road Elementary School, K-6, Liverpool, N.Y.; South Carroll High School, 9-12, Sykesville, Md.; Walnut Hill Elementary School, pre-K-6, Dallas.


Scholastic Inc., the children’s publishing and media company, has announced six national winners of the third annual Scholastic Early Childhood Professional Awards. The awards recognize creativity and innovation in helping young children develop and learn in six categories. The award winners received a trip to the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference, $2,000 worth of Scholastic products, a feature story in Early Childhood Today and Parent and Child magazines, and $250 worth of Clifford Educational products. The honorees, their categories, and their schools are:

Jackie Eberl, infant teacher, Commerce Children’s Center, Boulder, Colo. June Smallwood, toddler teacher, IRS Carrollton Child Development Center, Lanham, Md. Scott Simon, preschool teacher, Scott Elementary School, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Carol Nakamura, kindergarten teacher, Punahou School, Honolulu. Connie Crump, family child-care provider, Super Kids Child Care Home, Norlina, N.C. Nancy King Little, director, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church Preschool, Tampa, Fla.


Alesia Slocumb-Bradford, a mathematics teacher at Jefferson Junior High School in Washington, has received Technology & Learning magazine’s National Teacher of the Year award for her innovative use of technology to motivate and teach students.

A version of this article appeared in the January 10, 2001 edition of Education Week


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