Kathryn Anderson, a "2nd- and 3rd-grade combination" teacher at Battleground Elementary School in Lincolnton, N.C., has been named the recipient of the annual Humane Education Teacher of the Year Award. The award is given by the National Association for the Advancement of Humane Education, which is the education division of the Humane Society of the United States.
Raymond Barber, library-media specialist at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, won one of two Follett/American Association of School Librarians microcomputer awards for a comprehensive program using the school library's microcomputer. Judy Logan, library-media specialist won the association's other award, for a program using a microcomputer as an educational tool.
David B. Bernstein, a rabbi and a Jewish-studies faculty member of South Bend (Ind.) Hebrew Day School, has received the annual Teacher of the Year Award from Torah Umesorah--The National Society for Hebrew Day Schools. He was cited for his "creative teaching" and his work to involve the community in educating the school's students.
Rebecca Boles, a first-year teacher at La Grande (Ore.) High School and Sondra Strong, a first-year teacher at Lindberg Elementary School in Ontario, Ore., have each been awarded a $1,000 prize by Sallie Mae, a student-loan marketing association. The contest honors outstanding first-year teachers in the state.
Pamela K. Bomboy, a librarian at A.M. Davis Elementary School in Richmond, and April Hoffman, a school media specialist at Randall Elementary School in Madison, Wis., have each received a Putnam Publishing Group Award, which is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award carries a $400 grant toward attending the ala annual conference in July.
Mary Butz, interim acting assistant principal for social studies at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., has received a fellowship from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation through its national fellowship program. Fellows with the program receive three-year grants for study to "increase their skills in areas outside their chosen fields so they can deal more responsibly and effectively with society's needs."
Mary Hatwood Futrell, president of the National Education Association, has been chosen to receive the Excellence in Education Award from Pi Lambda Theta, a national honor and professional association in education.
Herbert J. Grover, superintendent of public instruction in Wisconsin, has been honored by the Council for Administrators of Pupil Services and the Council for Administrators of Special Education for his "exemplary leadership efforts on behalf of the special children of Wisconsin."
Mark Hammond, a special-education teacher in "intermediate learning disabilities" at Cedar Valley Elementary School in Edmonds, Wash., has been named Washington Teacher of the Year.
E. Wayne Harris, an administrative superintendent of the area II schools of Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools, has received the American Association of School Librarians' Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators. The award is presented annually to recognize an administrator's outstanding and sustained contribution toward furthering the role of the library in elementary and secondary education.
Frances S. Hatfield, director of learning resources for the Broward County (Fla.) Schools, has been given the President's Award of the American Association of School Librarians. Ms. Hatfield is being recognized for her leadership in establishing unified library-media programs for the district.
Samuel M. Hughes, a retired mathematics teacher who taught for 21 years at Melbourne (Fla.) High School and for 12 years at the Florida Institute of Technology, received a Distinguished Service Award from the institute at its summer commencement in August. The award was presented for "unselfish dedication to the university during its developing years" and for his commendable classroom teaching of algebra and trigonometry.
Julie M. Jensen, professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, has been elected vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English, effective in November.
Hernan LaFontaine, superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, was honored in a resolution by the Connecticut House of Representatives for his contributions and dedication to children. The resolution also noted his contribution as a "highly visible role model for young Hispanic and other minority students."
William D. North, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Association of Realtors, who practices law in Chicago, has been given the 1985 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for Intellectual Freedom by the American Library Association. Mr. North helped incorporate the Freedom to Read Foundation, a legal-defense and education fund designed to protect First Amendment rights.
Barbara Parker, education-policy director of People for the American Way, was named the recipient of the Friend of Education Award, which is the highest honor given by the National Education Association.
Arlene R. Penfield, immediate past president of the New York State School Boards Association, has been given the James E. Allen Jr. Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Education by the Board of Regents of New York. She was cited for her work in serving the children of New York State with "energy, dedication, and distinction."
Ludwig Petersen, a recently retired community-services specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, has been recognized for "his outstanding leadership contributions to the cooperative educational service agency (cesa) reorganization effort and exemplary supervision and consultation during the transition period." He was further recognized by his colleagues for his contributions to education as a teacher, principal, district administrator, and cesa administrator and consultant.
Michael David Reynolds, a chemistry and physics teacher at Duncan U. Fletcher Senior High School in Neptune Beach, Fla., has been named Florida Teacher of the Year.
Cathy Lynn Riggs, a teacher at Audubon Junior High School in Los Angeles, has received thee (Appreciation for People Who Promote Learning Excellence) Award for excellence in teaching. The award is given annually by the city's mayor to people and programs that contribute to educational excellence in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Virginia Clark Teemer, a home-economics teacher in Medford, Ore., has been named National Home Economics Teacher of the Year by the American Home Economics Association. She was cited for excellence for the curriculum she uses, which teaches students about such topics as pregnancy, drugs, and divorce.
George Tipler, executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, has received an honorary doctor of law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was cited for his collaboration with the university's extension program and its school of education to develop publications and workshops for Wisconsin's school-board members.
Tom Urban, chairman and president of Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. of Des Moines, has received the first annual Policy Leadership Award from the National Association of State Boards of Education. Mr. Urban was cited for his "intensive and invaluable involvement in educational reform during the past two years."