Honors & Awards

March 20, 2002 6 min read
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Horace Mann League Awards

The Horace Mann League recently honored three education leaders for their support of public education during the annual conference of the American Association of School Administrators last month in San Diego. The Omaha, Neb.-based league was founded to support and promote public education.

Richard Rothstein, fellow of the Economic Policy Institue, Washington, received the Outstanding Friend of Public Education Award for describing the challenges and virtues of public schools in his weekly articles in the The New York Times.

Gerald W. Bracey, author, researcher, and associate of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Mich., received the Outstanding Educator Award for his ongoing research and publications advocating public education.

Chad Woolery, former Dallas Public Schools superintendent, received the Friend of the Horace Mann League award for his support of the league’s efforts.

Independent Schools Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, based in Washington, named the winners of its Independent Schools Awards recently. The awards honor individuals for their contributions to elementary and secondary independent education. The awards and recipients follow.

Alex Smith, vice president for development, Collegiate School, Richmond, Va., received the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award honoring school advancement professionals for their dedication to a school, their profession, and the council.

Susan Wilen Weingarten, trustee development chair and capital-campaign chair, American School, London, England, received the Seymour Preston Award for a trustee’s commitment to his or her institution.

R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation, Ontario, Canada, received the John R. Chandler Award recognizing a corporation or foundation’s long-term contributions to independent schools.

ISTE Nets Awards

The International Society for Technology in Education recently awarded the 2002 National Educational Technology Standards, or NETS, awards to six teacher education programs. The Eugene, Ore.-based society promotes effective use of technology in education. The society’s NETS awards recognize teacher education programs that successfully integrate the society’s standards for education technology into their curriculum. The winning programs follow.

Early-Childhood Program, Arizona State University West, college of education, Phoenix.

Teacher Education Program, Hope College, education department, Holland, Mich.

Elementary Education Program, Ohio State University, department of education, Mansfield, Ohio.

UTeach Program, University of Texas. college of education and college of natural sciences, Austin, Texas.

Secondary Education Program, University of Virginia, school of education, Charlottesville, Va.

Teacher-Preparation Programs, Wake Forest University, department of education, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Superintendents of the Year

The Arlington, Va.-based American Association of School Administrators announced the national winner of the Superintendent of the Year award at the association’s conference last month in San Diego.

The winner was Gail Anderson Uilkema, superintendent of the 2,600-student Piedmont Unified School District in Piedmont, Calif. She was selected from among 52 state-level superintendents of the year by a panel of 51 members chosen by associations representing superintendents in the United States and overseas.

The superintendents of the year for each state, the Department of Defense Education Activity schools, and the American Association of International Education—representing American superintendents in international schools—follow, by state.

AAIE. Monica Greeley, Internaitonal School of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. Alabama. Dale Brasher, Winfield City Schools, Winfield. Alaska. Stephen J. Cathers, Valdez City School District, Valdez. Arizona. Donna Cranswick, Creighton School District 14, Phoenix. Arkansas. John M. Edington III, Biggers-Reyno School, Biggers. California. Gail Anderson Uilkema, Piedmont Unified School District, Piedmont. Colorado. Dale T. Gasser, Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight, Fountain. Connecticut. Randall H. Collins, Waterford Public Schools, Waterford. DoDEA. Archie W. Bates, DoDDS-Europe Kaiserslautern District. Delaware. Robert D. Smith III, Milford School District, Milford. Florida. William J. Montford III, Leon County Schools, Tallahassee.

Georgia. Jacquelyn Beth Kellerhals, Catoosa County Public Schools, Ringgold. Idaho. Terrell L. Donicht, Twin Falls School District 411, Twin Falls. Illinois. Robert S. Nielsen, Bloomington Public School District 87, Bloomington. Indiana. Eugene G. White, Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Indianapolis. Iowa. Eric Witherspoon, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines. Kansas. Winston C. Brooks, Wichita Public Schools—USD 259, Wichita. Kentucky. W. Blake Haselton, Oldham County Schools, Buckner. Louisiana. Rodney R. Lafon, St. Charles Parish Public School System, Luling.

Maine. Susan A. Gendron, Windham School Department, Windham. Maryland. Lorraine A. Costella, Kent County Public Schools, Chestertown. Massachusetts. Eileen C. Williams, Duxbury Public Schools, Duxbury. Michigan. E. Sharon Banks, Lansing School District, Lansing. Minnesota. Carol Rawls Johnson, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis. Mississippi. Larry Box, Starkville School District, Starkville. Missouri. Dan L. Colgan, St. Joseph School District, St. Joseph. Montana. Larry Crowder, Culbertson School District 17, Culbertson. Nebraska. Philip H. Schoo, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln. Nevada. Daniel W. Fox, Pershing County School District, Lovelock.

New Hampshire. Darrell J. Lockwood, School Administrative Unit 19, Goffstown. New Jersey. Thomas G. Dunn Jr., Elizabeth Public Schools, Elizabeth. New Mexico. Veronica C. Garcia, Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe. New York. Charles L. Stoddart, Orchard Park Central School District, Orchard Park. North Carolina. Eric J. Smith, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte. North Dakota. Joseph M. Lukach, United Public School District 7, Des Lacs. Ohio. Michele W. Hummel, Madeira City School District, Cincinnati.

Oklahoma. Catherine E. Burden, Union Public Schools, Tulsa. Oregon. Ray E. Crawford, Klamath Falls City Schools, Klamath Falls. Pennsylvania. William A. Pope, Upper Saint Clair School District, Upper St. Clair. Rhode Island. Maureen Chevrette, Central Falls School District, Central Falls. South Carolina. Stephen W. Hefner, Richland School District Two, Columbia.

South Dakota. John O. LaFave, Pollock School District 10-2, Pollock. Tennessee. Bobby G. Webb, Lauderdale County School System, Ripley. Texas. Thomas S. Tocco, Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth. Utah. Brent M. Thorne, Sevier County School District, Richfield. Vermont. James D. Lombardo, Addison Central Supervisory Union, Middlebury. Virginia. Wayne D. Lett, Newport News Public Schools, Newport News.

Washington. R. Stephen Rasmussen, Franklin Pierce School District, Tacoma. West Virginia. William K. Grizzell, Lincoln County Schools, Hamlin. Wisconsin. Linda Kathryn Barrows, Oregon School District, Oregon. Wyoming. Bryan Monteith, Park County School District 6, Cody.

Other Honors and Awards

Herman Gaither, superintendent of the Beaufort County School District in Beaufort County, S.C., was named the winner of the 2002 Frank Withrow Outstanding Achievement in Education Leadership award by the Consortium for School Networking. The award recognized Mr. Gaither’s work to put technology in schools in his district, and to use it to improve student achievement. The award was presented last month at the consortium’s annual conference in Washington, where the organization is based.

A version of this article appeared in the March 20, 2002 edition of Education Week


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