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Honors & Awards

April 16, 2003 5 min read
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AASA Technology Awards

The American Association of School Administrators and Apple Computer Inc. recently honored 20 superintendents with the 2003 President’s Technology Award.

The award honors school leaders who effectively utilize technology and show leadership in educational technology. The winners each received an all- expenses-paid trip to one of Apple’s Technology Leadership Institutes and an Apple laptop computer.

The winners are listed below alphabetically.

Ken M. Bird, Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Neb.; John Cataldo, Liverpool Central School District, Liverpool, N.Y.; John G. Conyers, Community Consolidated School District 15, Palatine, Ill.; Thomas G. Dunn Jr., Elizabeth School District, Elizabeth, N.J.; Mark A. Edwards, Henrico County Public Schools, Richmond, Va.; Norman N. Hallett, Minidoka School District 331, Rupert, Idaho; Harrell L. Holder, Pecos Independent Schools, Pecos, N.M.; Mark F. Keen, Westfield Washington School District, Westfield, Ind.; Hugh A. Kinney, Pattonville School District, St. Ann, Mo.; Patrick Leier, Pomona Unified School District, Pomona, Calif.; David. P. Meaney, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, Calif.; Edward J. Reilly, Port Jefferson Union Free School District, Port Jefferson, N.Y.; Stuart I. Schnur, Montgomery Township School District, Skillman, N.J.; Timothy D. Synder, Sargent School District Re-33-J, Monte Vista, Colo.; Jim E. Surratt, Klein Independent School District, Klein, Texas; John E. Thomas, Delaware City School District, Delaware, Ohio; Granger B. Ward, Grossmont Union High School District, La Mesa, Calif.; Jerry D. Weast, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Md.; Jerry T. White, School Administrative District 65, North Haven, Maine; Raymond Yeagley, Rochester School Department, Rochester, N.H.

Golden Apple Awards

The Golden Apple Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, plans to honor 10 Pre-K-5 teachers with its Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education. The awards recognize the daily efforts of classroom teachers in the Chicago area.

The winners will be honored on May 31 at a formal ceromony. Each awardee will receive a tutition-free sabbatical at Northwestern University, a $2,500 cash prize, an Apple personal computer, and induction into the Golden Apple Academy of Educators. The award winners are listed below alphabetically.

Thomas Beck, Central Elementary School, Lake Bluff, Ill.; Mary Bianchi, Christopher Elementary School, Chicago; Elizabeth Giesen, Oscar Mayer Elementary School, Chicago; Carolyn Grantham, Woodson South Elementary School, Chicago; Karen Meany, Sieden PrairieSchool, Matteson, Ill.; Donna Piazza, Willow Elementary School, Homewood, Ill.; Margaret Pyterek, Grove School, Northbrook, Ill.; Jennifer Santo, Avon Center Elementary School, Round Lake Beach, Ill.; Paula Ann Spreacher, Farnsworth Elementary School, Chicago; Luci Stein, Avon Center Elementary School, Round Lake Beach, Ill.

Learning Environment Awards

The National School Supply and Equipment Association, a trade association based in Silver Spring, Md., has awarded two school building projects and their architects the Learning Environment Award.

The awards recognize innovative school construction plans. The winners each received a medallion and a certificate of achievement. The winners are listed below.

Pioneer Ridge Freshman Center, Chaska, Minn., designed by KKE Architects of Minneapolis; The Academy of Irving ISD, Irving, Texas, designed by Powell/PSP Architects Engineers Planners of Dallas.

NSTA Distinguished Service Awards

The National Science Teachers Association has honored three educators with its Distinguished Service to Science Education Award. The award honors NSTA members who have contributed to the advancement of science teaching and education.

The winners, who were honored at the association’s annual conference last month, each received a $500 cash prize. The winners are listed below alphabetically.

Carlo Padilla, Dean of Educators for Partnership,University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Carlo Parravano, Executive director, Merck Institute for Science Education, Washington.

Mamie Moy, Professor, department of chemistry, University of Houston.

Presidential Award for Excellence

Six organizations and 10 individuals were honored last month with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.

The award, which is administered by the National Science Foundation, recognizes individuals who act as mentors to disadvantaged students and offer support and encouragement in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering.

The recipients each received a $10,000 grant and a commemorative certificate. The winners are listed below.

Individual Awardees:

Enrique V. Barry, Rice University, Houston; R. David Bynum, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Louis Dale, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Fiona M. Goodchild, University of California, Santa Barbara; Robert M. Gray, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.;Steven G. Greenbaum, Hunter College of the City University of New York; Chung-Chiun Liu, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; Martha L. Mecartney, University of California, Irvine; Sara J. Wadia-Fascetti, Northeastern University, Boston; Sara L. Young, Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.

Institutional Awardees:

Arizona Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Sciences Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.;College/Pre- college Mentoring Program, Raytheon Co., Lexington, Mass.; Timbuktu Academy, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.; Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.; Shannon Point Marine Center, Western University, Bellingham, Wash.

Youth-Development Award

The University-Assisted Community School Program in Philadelphia has been awarded the inaugural Youth Development Prize by the William T. Grant Foundation, based in New York City.

The award honors collaborative efforts between researchers and organizations that utilize science to help improve opportunities for the positive development of children and adolescents. The winner received a $100,000 cash award.

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