Education Honors & Award

Honors & Awards

May 02, 2006 9 min read
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Advanced Placement Awards

The Siemens Foundation, based in Iselin, N.J., has announced the winners of its 2005-06 Awards for Advanced Placement. One teacher and one high school from each state were recognized for their participation and performance in AP science and mathematics programs. Each teacher received a $1,000 cash award and each school received a $1,000 grant to support science and mathematics education. The Siemens National Teacher of the Year, Michael Roh, a mathematics and physics teacher at University High School in Morgantown, W.Va., received a $5,000 cash award. The winning state teachers and schools are listed below.

Alabama: Debbie R. Anderson, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, Birmingham; Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills.

Alaska: Bill R. Parker, Wasilla High School, Wasilla; A.J. Dimond High School, Anchorage.

Arizona: Beatrice F. Cohen, Chaparral High School, Scottsdale; Hamilton High School, Chandler.

Arkansas: Annice F. Steadman, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock; Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School, Little Rock.

California: Cheryl H. Powers, Cate School, Carpinteria; Troy High School, Fullerton.

Colorado: David R. Paynter, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village; Overland High School, Aurora.

Connecticut: James Martin Morrill, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville; Staples High School, Westport.

Delaware: Brenda Louise Kidder, Brandywine High School, Wilmington; Alexis I. duPont High School, Greenville.

Florida: Mark Tohulka, MAST Academy High School, Miami; Miami Coral Park Senior High School, Miami.

Georgia: Sharon Radford, Paideia School, Atlanta; Duluth High School, Duluth.

Hawaii: Carey S. Inouye, Iolani School, Honolulu; Punahou School, Honolulu.

Idaho: Kathleen Emerson, Timberline High School, Boise; Borah High School, Boise.

Illinois: Martin D. Esgar, Deerfield High School, Deerfield; Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest.

Indiana: Susan Ballinger, Bluffton High School, Bluffton; Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute.

Iowa: Jeffrey B. Hepburn, Central Academy, Des Moines; John F. Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids.

Kansas: Mike Koehler, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park; Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park.

Kentucky: Larry McCloskey, South Oldham High School, Crestwood; Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington.

Louisiana: Mary Mysing-Gubala, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans; Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge.

Maine: William J. LoPotro, John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor; Bangor High School, Bangor.

Maryland: Nannette Dyas, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring; Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville.

Massachusetts: Whitney Hagins, Lexington High School, Lexington; Boston Latin Academy, Boston.

Michigan: Jere A. Hassberger, Saline High School, Saline; Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills.

Minnesota: Micheal Remington, Eagan High School, Eagan; Como Park Senior High School, St. Paul.

Mississippi: Marsha Hobbs, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson; William B. Murrah High School, Jackson.

Missouri: Ronald L. Geldhof, Rockhurst High School, Kansas City; Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis.

Montana: Anthony Favero, Hamilton High School, Hamilton; Bozeman High School, Bozeman.

Nebraska: Dee Kovarik, Burke High School, Omaha; Omaha North High Magnet School, Omaha.

Nevada: Robert D. Allen, The Meadows School, Las Vegas; Reno High School, Reno.

New Hampshire: Lawrence S. Braden, St. Paul’s School, Concord; Salem High School, Salem.

New Jersey: Nina M. Lavlinskaia, High Tech High School, North Bergen; Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School, Jersey City.

New Mexico: Diane Catron, Santa Fe Preparatory School, Santa Fe; Farmington High School, Farmington.

New York: Glenn Simpson, Victor Senior High School, Victor; Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn.

North Carolina: John Moore Wilson III, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill; Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem.

North Dakota: Susan Forster, Bismarck High School, Bismarck; Century High School, Bismarck.

Ohio: Carolyn Petite, Chagrin Falls High School, Chagrin Falls; Sycamore High School, Cincinnati.

Oklahoma: Janice Willingham, Westmoore High School, Oklahoma City; Broken Arrow Senior High School, Broken Arrow.

Oregon: Tana Dearborn, West Linn High School, West Linn; Beaverton High School, Beaverton.

Pennsylvania: Richard Imler, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Hollidaysburg; Central Bucks High School West, Doylestown.

Rhode Island: Rob Brown, The Wheeler School, Providence; Barrington High School, Barrington.

South Carolina: Frances S. McFaddin, Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology, Darlington; Academic Magnet High School, North Charleston.

South Dakota: Eugene M. Erickson, Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls; Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls.

Tennessee: Brenda Campbell Royal, Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School, Nashville; Farragut High School, Knoxville.

Texas: Robert Glen Martin, School for the Talented and Gifted, Dallas; William P. Clements High School, Sugar Land.

Utah: Adella Serrin Croft, Skyline High School, Salt Lake City; Bingham High School, South Jordan.

Vermont: Donald McDowell, Stowe High School, Stowe; South Burlington High School, South Burlington.

Virginia: Faye Gottlieb Cascio, McLean High School, McLean; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria.

Washington: Mike Town, Redmond High School, Redmond; Central Kitsap High School, Silverdale.

West Virginia: The Linsly School, Wheeling.

Wisconsin: Jay R. Affeldt, James Madison Memorial High School, Madison; Riverside University High School, Milwaukee.

Wyoming: Nancy R. Brauchie, Kelly Walsh High School, Casper; Sheridan High School, Sheridan.

Ambassadors in Education

Twenty-one individuals have been named 2006 Ambassadors in Education by the New York City-based MetLife Foundation. The annual awards recognize educators who have worked to build strong relationships between their schools and their communities.

Following is a list of winners:

California: Jamie Marantz, Edna Brewer Middle School, Oakland; Lynda Schwarz, James Monroe High School, North Hills.

Colorado: Michael Gaither, Martin Luther King Jr. Early College, Denver.

Connecticut: Andrew Serrao, Lewis Fox Middle School, Hartford.

District of Columbia: Reginald Burke, Spingarn Senior High School.

Florida: Bobby Smith, Benito Middle School, Tampa.

Georgia: Nash Alexander III, Carson Honors Preparatory School, Atlanta.

Illinois: Beverly Hides-Moriello, Goethe Elementary, Chicago.

Iowa: Connie Cook, Meredith Middle School/Hoover High School, Des Moines.

Massachusetts: Jeremiah Ford, Horace Mann School for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Allston.

Michigan: Deborah Hunter-Harvill, McMichael Technology Academy, Detroit.

Minnesota: William Smith, Minneapolis Southwest Community High School, Minneapolis.

Missouri: Andrea Walker, Compton Drew ILC Middle School, St. Louis.

New York: Colin Thomas, Bronx Regional High School, Bronx.

North Carolina: Mark Nixon, East Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte.

Ohio: Dora Carson, Meadowdale High School, Dayton.

Oklahoma: Tom O’Malley, East Central High School, Tulsa.

Pennsylvania: Angelo Milicia, Girard Academic Music Program, Philadelphia.

South Carolina: Andrew B. Crowley, Riverside High School, Greer.

Texas: Melissa Leger,SAISD Night School, San Antonio; Nancy Weisskopf, W.P. McLean Middle School, Fort Worth.

Bradley Prize

Clint Bolick, the president and general counsel of the Phoenix-based Alliance for School Choice, will receive one of four Bradley Prizes later this month. The $250,000 prize recognizes the work of up to four individuals each year who have contributed to the Milwaukee-based Lynne and Harry Bradley Foundation’s commitments to individual freedom, limited government, democratic capitalism, and an active citizenry. Mr. Bolick, who is also a senior research fellow with the Stanford, Calif.-based Hoover Institution and the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute, has long been an advocate of school choice.

Catholic Education Awards

William H. Sadlier, Inc., a New York City-based publisher of religious materials, honored two educators at the annual National Catholic Education Association convention in Atlanta last month. Sister Mary Michaeline Green, the superintendent of schools of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, won the F. Sadlier Dinger Award in honor of her nearly 50 years as an educator and her work with students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Madeline Bustillo, a teacher in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami, received the Sister Rose Anita McDonnell, IHM Award in honor of her contributions to the field of mathematics education in Catholic schools.

Early-Childhood Development Award

Parents as Teachers, a St. Louis-based organization that offers parent-education and early-childhood-development programs, has named the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families as the recipient of its 2006 Child and Family Advocacy Award. The prize honors the accomplishments of the Washington-based organization’s City Challenge for Early Childhood Success program, which has helped more than 100 cities nationwide adopt initiatives that support early-childhood development.

Teacher Fellowships

Four independent school teachers have earned 2006-07 Joseph Klingenstein Fellowships from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. As fellows, the educators will spend one year researching and studying at Columbia University. The award, which honors leadership in independent schools, also includes stipends for housing and graduation tuition. The winners are: Sarah Heard, Collegiate School, New York City; Ignacio Montoya, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, Calif,; Chelsea Pope, The Kinkaid School, Houston; and Christine Reardon, Friends Select School, Philadelphia.

Youth Service

Youth Service America, based in Washington, recently added 26 mayors and one tribal chairman to their National and Global Youth Service Day Honor Roll. The honor roll, which now has 59 members, recognizes public officials who promote service and civic involvement among youths in their communities. The new members are listed below.

Alaska: Mark Begich, Anchorage.

Alabama: Jim Byard Jr., Prattville.

Arizona: Rowle Simmons, Prescott.

California: Beverly O’Neill, Long Beach.

Connecticut: John Fabrizi, Bridgeport.

Florida: John Taylor, Dunnellon.

Iowa: Guy Brace, Corning.

Idaho: Joe Pippenger, Orofino.

Illinois: Ron Williams, Murphysboro.

Indiana: Terry McDonald, New Haven; Graham Richard, Fort Wayne.

Massachusetts: Edward Lambert Jr., Fall River; Thomas Menino, Boston.

Michigan: Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit.

Minnesota: Jeff Jacobs, St. Louis Park.

Missouri: Sue Frank, Raytown; Donna Morrow, O’Fallon.

New Jersey: Albert Klomburg, Allendale; Joseph C. Scarpelli, Brick Township.

New York: Michael Bloomberg, New York City; Joseph M. Delfino, White Plains.

Pennsylvania: John F. Street, Philadelphia.

Tennessee: Bill Purcell, Nashville.

Texas: Shane Pirtle, Lake Jackson.

Washington: Gordon James, Skokomish Tribe; Ray Stephanson, Everett.

Wisconsin: James E. Tipple, Wausau.

A version of this article appeared in the May 03, 2006 edition of Education Week


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