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Sixty elementary and middle school principals were recently named 1992 National Distinguished Principals by the U.S. Education Department and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The honorees are listed below by state.

Alabama. Martha L. Tumlin, Glencoe Elementary School, Glencoe; Janet P. Murray, St. Ignatius School, Mobile. Alaska. William P. Breeden, Turnagain Elementary School, Anchorage. Arizona. Margo J. Seck, Liberty Elementary School, Scottsdale. Arkansas. Larry A. Fuller, Sherwood Elementary School, Sherwood. California. Mary Ann Sanders, Standiford Elementary School, Modesto.

Colorado. Cheryl A. Dunkle, Larkspur Elementary School, Larkspur. Connecticut. Jean I. McNeill, Horace C. Hurlbutt Elementary School, Weston. Delaware. William L. Murray, Elbert-Palmer Elementary School, Wilmington. District of Columbia. Juanita W. Braddock, Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School, Washington. Florida. Carolyn M. Cappleman, Palm Lake Elementary School, Orlando; David A. Janisko, Trinity Lutheran School, Delray Beach.

Georgia. Herbert L. Burrell, Grayson Elementary School, Grayson. Hawaii. Ruby S. Hiraishi, Kapunahala Elementary School, Kaneohe. Idaho. Roger G. Wheeler, Rulon M. Ellis Elementary School, Chubbuck. Illinois. Donald L. Miller, Nashville Elementary School, Nashville; Sister Ann Jeremy Brummel, St. Bernadette's School, Evergreen Park. Indiana. Patricia D. Steele, Kingsbury Elementary School, LaPorte.

Iowa. Jean A. Gerig, Herbert Hoover Elementary School, West Branch. Kansas. Richard A. Werling, Winfield Scott Elementary School, Fort Scott. Kentucky. Barbara M. Cockrum, Mary Mitchell Elementary School, Owensboro. Louisiana. Katherine Landry Woodvale Elementary School, Lafayette. Maine. Cynthia J. O'Shea, Narragansett School, Gorham.

Maryland. William R. Price, Clear Spring Elementary School, Clear Spring. Massachusetts. Eva J. Paddock, Agassiz School, Cambridge. Michigan. Benjamin Webb, Westdale Elementary School, Saginaw. Minnesota. Robert G. Hurst, Nisswa Elementary School, Nisswa. Mississippi. W.C. Franklin, Crenshaw Elementary School, Crenshaw.

Missouri. Frieda L. Hornback, Eugene Field Elementary School, Springfield. Montana. Bruce M. Whitehead, Hellgate Elementary School, Missoula. Nebraska. Gerald D. Decker, West Lincoln Elementary School, Lincoln. Nevada. Dixie L. Bradshaw, Brown Elementary School, Reno. New Hampshire. Laura N. Jawitz, The Pine Tree Elementary School, Center Conway.

New Jersey. Allen Luster, Memorial School, Montvale. New Mexico. Roger L. Sowder, Nob Hill Elementary School, Ruidoso. New York. Anthony J. Cimorelli, Maybrook Elementary School, Maybrook; Marlene D. Lund, Queens Lutheran School, Long Island City. North Carolina. John M. Hough, Park View Elementary School, Mooresville. North Dakota. Leo J. Schmidt, Washington Elementary School, Valley City.

Ohio. James E. Thomas, Elmwood Place Elementary School, Elmwood Place. Oklahoma. Ginger L. Kauk, Burcham Elementary School, Weatherford. Oregon. Richard B. Adair, Hines Elementary School, Hines. Pennsylvania. Richard F. Dunlap, Indian Lane Elementary School, Media. Rhode Island. Joseph J. Pasonelli, Edgewood Highland Elementary School, Cranston.

South Carolina. Paul Hickman, Homewood Elementary School, Conway. South Dakota. I. Jean Reeves, Wolf Creek Elementary School, Pine Ridge. Tennessee. Robert W. Frazier, Farragut Intermediate School, Knoxville. Texas. Lee Means, Jane W. Long Elementary School, Harlingen. Utah. Keith D. Wilson, Long Peak Elementary School, Sandy.

Vermont. William C. Riegel Waterbury Elementary School, Waterbury. Virginia. L. Thad James, Cave Spring Elementary School, Roanoke; Sister Mary Elizabeth Sakach, St. John's School, McLean. Washington. Elizabeth J. Wise, Silver Ridge Elementary School, Silverdale. West Virginia. Gregory M. Kuhns, Watson Elementary School, Fairmont. Wisconsin. Muriel L. Simms, Lincoln Elementary School, Madison.

Wyoming. Ronald D. Tolman, Osmond Elementary School, Afton. Overseas schools. Karen J. Kroon, Wuerzburg American Middle School, Wuerzburg, Germany; Barbara J. Sigurbjornsson, American Embassy School, Reykjavik, Iceland; Susan E. Burdick, Ernest J. King Elementary/High School, Sasebo, Japan; Susan L. Young, Colegio F.D. Roosevelt School, Lima, Peru.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Honig of California has announced that four teachers and two principals in his state are recipients of 1992 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards, which are intended to recognize and rewards educators who have made significant contributions to the education of children. The California recipients are as follows:

Teachers: Gary Bacon, Los Altos High School, Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, Santa Clara County; Joyce Jennings, Harbor Summit School, San Diego County; Ken Sakatani, Bayside Middle School, San Mateo City School District, San Mateo County; Maria Vigil, Las Lomas Elementary School, La Habra City School Disrict, Orange County.

Principals: Gary Soto, Southridge Middle School, Fontana Unified School District, San Bernardino County; Shereene Wilkerson, Willis Jepson Middle School, Vacaville Unified School District, Solano County.

Thirty-six educators have been recognized as 1992 recipients of American Teacher Awards by the Walt Disney Company. The teachers and their schools are listed below by subject or area of instruction.

Athletic coach. Charles Bird, Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso, Ind.; Patrick Pfeifer, Joel E. Ferris High School, Spokane, Wash.; Joan Powell, Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, Colo. Early childhood. Judy Darden, Rock Springs Elementary School, Kingsport, Tenn.; Rebecca Goldman, Manville School, Boston, Mass.; Joseph Uson, Ptarmigan Elementary School, Anchorage, Alaska. English. Judy Haller, Fairport Middle School, Dayton, Ohio; Kerrill Kephart, Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, Calif.; Jacque Rogers, Collins High School, Collins, Miss. Foreign language. Sonja Cassady, Elkhart Central High School, Elkhart, Ind.; Danny Prado, Moundsville Junior High School, Moundsville, W. Va.; Larry Torres, Taos High School, Taos, N.M.
General elementary. Rafe Esquith, Hobart Boulevard Elementary School, Los Angeles, Calif.; Art Isennagle 3rd, Olde Orchard Alternative Elementary School, Columbus, Ohio; Christine Watkins, Lake Mary Elementary School, Lake Mary, Fla. Mathematics. Christina Petrusick, Dreher High School, Columbia, S.C.; Joseph Sweeney, Joseph Pulitzer Public School 145, Jackson Heights, N.Y.; Kay Toliver, East Harlem Technical at Public School 72, New York City. Performing arts. Cathy Hess, Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center, Montgomery, Ala.; Robin Kramer, Mountain View High School, Mountain View, Calif.; Robin Share, Van Nuys High School Performing Arts Magnet School, Van Nuys, Calif. Physical education/health. Cynthia Crump Crist, Palmer Pillans Middle School, Mobile, Ala.; Almenia Freeman Williams, Baton Rouge High School, Baton Rouge, La.; Joan Shover, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Mo.

Science. Chirakkal Krishnan, East Islip High School, Islip Terrace, N.Y.; Spencer Reames, Benjamin Logan High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Douglas Tyson, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Washington, D.C. Social studies. Leo Casey, Clara Barton High School for Health Professions, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Warren Marcus, St. Andrews Episcopal School, Bethesda, Md.; Susan McNeil, Loup County Public School, Taylor, Neb. Visual arts. Angellque Acevedo, Colorow Elementary School in Jefferson County, Littleton, Colo.; Lawrence Hurt, Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Ind.; Meryl Meisler, Roland Hayes Intermediate School 291, Brooklyn, N.Y. Vocational arts. Joan Marie Barker, Green River High School, Green River, Wyo.; Robert Gauger, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, Ill.; Pamela Townsend, Texas High School, Texarkana, Tex.

Nine new members were recently named to the board of trustees of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. The new trustees are as follows:

Orlando Agudelo-Botero, artist, Laguna Beach, Calif.; Lewis N. Brown, attorney, Gilbride, Heller & Brown, Miami, Fla. Robert H. Dickinson, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla.; A. Graham Down, president, Council for Basic Education, Washington, D.C.; Lewis A. Engman, attorney, Winston & Shawn, Washington, D.C.; Susan Kadish, arts patron, Old Westbury, N.Y.; Margaret Maruschak, corporate vice president of issue management, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New York City; James J. Pinto, attorney and investor, Quest Investors Inc., New York City; Christy Powell, arts patron and president, N.F.A.A. StarSetters, Miami, Fla.

Three Boston, Mass., individuals have been honored with the Hispanic Economic Progress Award for contributions to the social and economic advancement of the Hispanic community, by Oficina Hispana of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts-Executive Office of Education. They are: Nader Acevedo, vice president of Contacto, a financial-services firm; Tomas Dominquez, president of New England Ethnic Products, a wholesale food business; Piedad F. Robertson, Massachusetts secretary of education.

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed President Bush's five remaining nominees to serve on a new national literacy board. They are: John Corcoran, founder, Brehon Company, San Diego, Calif.; Jon Deveaux, executive director, Bronx Educational Center, New York City; Gov. Jim Edgar of Illinois; Badi Foster, vice president of development, Aetna Life and Casualty Corporation, Chicago, Ill.; Ronald Gillum, adult-education director for Michigan.

The National Council of Teachers of English has announced the winners of its 1992 Promising Researcher Awards. They are: Rebecca Burnett, Iowa State University, for research completed at Carnegie-Mellon University on the collaboration of co-authors; Anne DiPardo, Iowa State University, for research completed at the University of Calfornia at Berkeley on educational equity; Carol Lee, Northwestern Unversity, for research conducted at the University of Chicago on African-American literary interpretation.

Gwendolyn Calvert Baker, national executive director of the Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A., was recently honored by the New York Alliance of Black School Educators with the creation of a $5,000 college scholarship in her name, designated for an outstanding African-American high school senior who plans a career in education.

The Clarke School for the Deaf of North Hampton, Mass., was awarded a multi-media, interactive computer-software and -hardware program from PBS stations WGBY/Channel 57 in Springfield and WGBH in Boston, as part of the stations' "Interactive in the Schools'' program.

John L. Clendenin, chief executive officer of the BellSouth Corporation, has been selected to receive the Southern Education Foundation's John A. Griffin Award for Advancing Equity in Education.

Norman Frederiksen, pioneer in the use of performance testing and distinguished research scientist emeritus at the Educational Testing Service, has been named the recipient of the E.T.S. 1992 Award for Distinguished Service to Measurement.

Gloria Grove Olman, high school journalism teacher at Utica (Mich.) High School, is the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund's 1992 High School Journalism Teacher of the Year.

Eugene M. Lang, the New York City businessman and philanthropist who established the I Have a Dream Foundation, has been chosen to receive Alfred University's J. Henry Smith Distinguished Public Service Award, for his service to the state of New York and its citizens.

Twila C. Liggett, executive producer of "Reading Rainbow,'' the PBS series for beginning readers, is the recipient of a special International Reading Association award for her "exceptional contributions to worldwide literacy.''

Deborah Wolfe, member of the New Jersey state board of education in Trenton, recently received the Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service and leadership in education policymaking from the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Vol. 12, Issue 13

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