Honors & Awards

September 11, 2002 5 min read
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The Alexandria, Va.-based American School Counselor Association recently presented two school counselors with the 2001-2002 Exemplary School Counseling Program Award and four educators with honorable mentions. The awards, which are funded by Anheuser-Busch in partnership with ASCA, honor counselors who establish national counseling programs for students.

The two winners were Luwin Morgan Lewis, Coffee County Middle School, Manchester, Tenn.; Dorothy Jeanne Youngs, Piscataway High School, Piscataway, N.J.

The four honorable mentions were Mary Higgins, Bowling Green Junior High School, Bowling Green, Ky.; Beverly McKinney, Pasco County District Schools, Land O’Lakes, Fla.; Linda S. Miller, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky.; Judith L. Oakes, Gallup McKinley County Schools, Gallup, N.M.


The Florida department of education recently announced the winners of the 2002 Principal Achievement Award, sponsored by Helping One Student to Succeed and the Florida Association of School Administrators. The winners received complimentary registration to the FASA conference in Marco Island, Fla.

The winners were chosen by a peer group of other principals and teachers, and were recognized for increasing student achievement, forging community partnerships, encouraging parental involvement, and for addressing the needs of at-risk students. The award recipients are listed below alphabetically:

Carlene Anderson, West DeFuniak Elementary School, DeFuniak Springs.

Adeline Andreano, Sawgrass Springs Middle School, Coral Springs.

Frances Bolden, Western High School, Davie.

Rebeca Brito, Hollywood Park Elementary School, Hollywood.

Lawrence Dennis, James W. Johnson Middle School, Jacksonville.

Anna Diaz, University High School, Orlando.

David Estabrook, Pine View Middle School, Land O’Lakes.

Robert Fish, L.B. Johnson Middle School, Melbourne.

Patrick Galatowitsch, Rolling Hills Elementary School, Orlando.

Peter McCabe, Clay High School, Green Cove Springs.

Michael McNerney, Mariner High School, Cape Coral.

Lenore Paulk, Clay Hill Elementary School, Jacksonville.

Linda Smith, Addie R. Lewis Middle School, Valparaiso.

Robert Walton, Fort Walton Beach High School, Fort Walton Beach.

Debra Wright, Winston Elementary School, Lakeland.


The Chicago- based Great Books Foundation recently named 12 recipients of the Great Books, Great Teachers Award for 2003. The award recognizes teachers who use the Junior Great Books program effectively to help their students improve their reading and critical thinking skills. The recipients were honored at the foundation’s 40th anniversary celebration in Chicago, and participated in small group discussions about the Great Books program. The winners and their schools are listed in alphabetical order:

Judy Bakalar, 8th grade teacher, Mission Valley Middle School, Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Alice Giovanniello, 3rd grade teacher, Memorial Elementary School, Burlington, Mass.

Christy Johnson, 3rd grade teacher, Price Elementary School, Louisville, Ky.

Whitney Karp, 9th grade teacher, Forest Grove High School, Forest Grove, Ore.

Kathleen Loughran, Title I teacher, Woodmere Elementary School, Portland, Ore.

Deborah Newman, reading teacher, Tedder Elementary School, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Carloyn Price, kindergarten teacher, Blaine Elementary School, Chicago.

Sonja Pritchard, 6-8th grade teacher, Lake Taylor Middle School, Norfolk, Va.

Carol Romary, 6th grade teacher, Donna Shepard Intermediate School, Mansfield, Texas.

Stephen Schroth, 1st-2nd grade teacher, Corona Avenue Elementary School, Bell, Calif.

Sally Stephenson, 4th grade teacher, Grout Elementary School, Portland, Ore.

Dylan Stolz, reading teacher, Odgen Elementary School, Valley Stream, N.Y.


The International Society for Technology in Education recently presented two awards honoring individuals who use technology to improve education. Both recipients received $1000 and traveled to the 2002 National Educational Computing Conference in San Antonio, where they were awarded plaques and free ISTE memberships.

Michael Hutchinson, a teacher from Lincoln High School in Vincennes, Ind., received the 2002 Outstanding Technology-Using Educator award.

Lydia Wells Sledge of the Kentucky Department of Education was awarded the 2002 Outstanding Technology Leader in Education.


The Reston, Va.-based National Wildlife Federation recently received three awards for its education programs.

The Association of Educational Publishers, based in Logan Township, N.J., named the NWF’s Access Nature, NWF’s children’s magazine, for it’s “Nature in My Neighborhood” column. The ferderation’s Web site,, received a People’s Voice Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and was named the best educational Web site of 2002 for its nature content. The academy is a membership organization based in San Francisco that seeks to promote electronic media.


The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, an independent, nonprofit organization that establishes standards for teacher certification, recognized six principals for promoting high certification standards. The winners and their schools are listed by category.

Elementary:Lyn Mueller, first place, The Center for Inquiry School, Columbia, S.C. Toni Jones, second place, Prairie Vale Elementary School, Edmond, Okla.

Middle: Teresa Fenters Taylor, first place, Johnakin Middle School, Marion, S.C. Joesph Vetter, second place, Trafalgar Middle School, Cape Coral, Fla.

Secondary:Paul McMahan, first place, Patrick Henry Senior High School, Minneapolis, Minn. Anna Diaz, second place, University High School, Orlando, Fla.


Myron Piper, an economics and history teacher at Valley High School, Sacramento, Calif., was presented with the History Channel Outstanding History Educator Award during a National History Day ceremony in College Park, Md. He was honored for his innovations in teaching history to at- risk and minority students. He received $5,000 with the award.

Kadena High School in Okinawa, Japan, was recenly presented with the first Model United Nations Global Leadership Opportunity Award by the New York City-based United Nations Association of the United States of America. The award, funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation, will allow the school to integrate UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms program into the curriculum. The award provides Model U.N. training for students and teachers and paid participation in Model U.N. conferences.


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