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Fifty-four Milwaukee public school teachers were recently named recipients of awards in the third annual Wisconsin Bell/Ameritech Teacher Recognition Program, sponsored by Wisconsin Bell and the Ameritech Foundation. The teachers and their schools are listed below by place categories.

Gold Winners: Marilyn Bartel, Hamilton High School; Kristy Frank, Juneau Business High School; Helene Gyarmaty, Milwaukee German Immersion School; Barbara Kiemen, Bell Middle School; Lyle Krueger and Kathy Schaefer, Twenty-first Street School.

Silver Winners: Constance Boutin, Clarke Street Elementary School; Annie Carlisle, John Muir Middle School; LeeAnn Corning, Hamilton High School; Deborah Gradian, James Madison High School; Thyra Handford, Lancaster Elementary School; Mark Horowitz, Golda Meir Elementary School; Roberta Krawcyk, Pulaski High School; Evelyn Kurter, South Division High School; Jack Love, Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School; Anita Sparks, Martin Luther King Elementary School; Christine Sylvester, LaFollette Elementary School; Susan Wolter, Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School.

Bronze Winners: Sandra Adams, Pulaski High School; Jeffrey Anderson, Vincent High School; Nancy Anderson, Congress/Clemens Elementary School; Thomas Bernhardt, Washington High School; Jan Blooming, Parkman Middle School; Lee Breger and Robert Healy, Edison Middle School (co-nominees); Margaret Curley, Browning Elementary School; Mary Jo Dobberfuhl, Bell Middle School; Janet Dunn, James Madison High School; Jeffrey Durr, Rufus King High School; Cynthia Eastern, Steuben Middle School; Janaan Everett, Milwuakee Trade and Technical High School; Marlene Gorecki, Allen-Field Elementary; Mark Grauer, John Marshall High School; Ella Hayes, LaFollette Elementary School; Robert Hoyt, Milwaukee High School of the Arts; Thomas Kaye, John Marshall High School; Jonathan Knopp, Rufus King High School; Richard Krueger, James Madison High School; Barbara Lea, LaFollette Elementary School; Michelle Leverence, Custer High School; Ronald Malicki, Milwaukee German Immersion School; Constance Manke, Bay View High School; Doris Mattke, Milwaukee German Immersion School; Andrea McClinton, Townsend Elementary School; Catherine Peachuer, Sholes Middle School; Margaret Regan, Garden Homes Elementary School; Margaret Todd, Washington High School; Gloira Thomas, Morgandale Elementary School; Jill Trapp, Garden Homes Elementary School; Jack Venske, Pulaski High School; Shirley West, Clara Barton Elementary School; James Williams, Vincent High School; Kate Windorski, Riverside University High School; Sandra Wszalek, Humboldt Park Elementary School; Robert Zickhur, Morse Middle School.

Twenty-two Illinois business-education partnerships recently received state awards recognizing their efforts, presented at "The Meeting of Minds,'' the second business-education partnerships conference held February 1-2 in Chicago, sponsored by the Illinois State Council on Business-Education Partnerships and the Illinois State Board of Education. The recipients are listed below by category and city.

School-based Partnerships: Addison. Addison Trail High School/GlenOaks Hospital and Medical Center Partnership. Alton. Lovejoy Accelerated School/Hardee's Restaurant in Upper Alton. Decatur. Stevenson Elementary School/Dunn Company Partnership. Chicago. Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences/Chicago Board of Trade Partnership; Nathan R. Goldblatt Elementary School/American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago; Northern Trust Bank/Wells Academy Adopt-a-School Program; Northside Learning Center/Northeastern Illinois University. Elgin. Grant Elementary School/Matsushita Electric Corporation of America. Peoria. Health Science Academy--Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce/Peoria Public School #150.

Comprehensive Partnerships: Aurora. Greater Aurora Chamber of Commerce School-Business Partnership Program. Chicago. Estudiante del Dia/Estudiante de la Semana (Student of the Day/Student of the Week). Franklin Park. Leyden Community High Schools/Hotel-Travel Program Partnership. Joliet. Three Rivers Corridor Partnership for Excellence in Education. Lockport. Ladders for Learning. Loves Park. Invent America!--Invention Convention. Northbrook. Allstate/American Association of School Administrators--"The Future and America's Schools.'' Palatine. Northwest Suburban Career Cooperative Tech Prep Programs. Springfield. Partners in Education of Springfield. Sycamore. Greater Sycamore Chamber of Commerce/Sycamore City Unified School District #427. St. Charles. St. Charles Community Unit School District #303/Arthur Andersen Partnership. Tamms. Five County Regional Vocational System/Union County Hospital District. Valmeyer. MAR Business Forms/Farmers State Bank Arts Enrichment Program.

Eight elementary and middle schools have been named recipients of the "Class Act'' Environmental Challenge, sponsored by the Amway Corporation and Newsweek magazine. Each school received a cash prize of $7,500 to be used to support the longterm needs of its environmental-education program. The winning schools, locations, and their projects are listed below by state.

California. San Diego County Schools, San Diego, "Special Species.'' Georgia. Barnett Shoals Elementary School, Athens, "The Hopeful Community.'' Louisiana. Northside Junior High School, Jennings, "Louisiana's Environmental Education Kids (LEEK).'' Nebraska. Harry P. Andersen Middle School, Omaha, "Outdoor Classroom.'' Ohio. St. Bernadette School, Lancaster, "Environmental Awareness Program.'' Oregon. Jacksonville Elementary School, Jacksonville, "Jacksonville Woodlands Natural Park.'' Utah. Treasure Mountain Middle School, Park City, "Kids for Creeks.'' Vermont. Georgia Middle School, St. Albans, "One Voice for the Wetlands.''

The Close Up Foundation has recognized five teachers with National Teacher Awards for their work in civic education. The teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash award and a plaque during trips to Washington with their students for the foundation government-studies program. The recipients are: Patricia Avila, teacher of English as a second language, Del Valle High School, El Paso, Tex.; Bill Gretzinger, social-studies teacher, Plymouth Salem (Mich.) High School; Mike McCauley, social-studies teacher, Plymouth Canton (Mich.) High School; Mary Oppegard, social-studies teacher, Shawnee (Okla.) High School; and Sister Jane Fischer, social-studies teacher, Cretin Derham Hall High School, St. Paul, Minn.

Eight retired educational leaders were recently honored with Distinguished Service Awards by the American Association of School Administrators, which includes a life membership in the organization. The recipients are: R.A. (Dick) Dodds, former secretary-treasurer and director of education for the East York, Ontario, board of education; Earl E. Ferguson, former superintendent of the Klamath Falls, Ore., city schools; Charles E. Fields, former superintendent in Goshen and Michigan City, Ind.; Robert L. Henley, former superintendent of the Independence, Mo., public schools; Earl H. Horton, former chairman of the Basic Council of Education, Pennsylvania State Board of Education, Harrisburg, Pa.; William P. Morris, former superintendent of the Monroe County (Mich.) Intermediate School District and the Summerfield schools in Petersburg, Mich. A. Dean Speicher, former superintendent of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation in Osceola, Ind.; and Charlie G. Williams, former superintendent of the South Carolina Department of Education in Columbia, S.C.

Two social-studies programs have been named "Social Studies Programs of Excellence'' by the National Council for the Social Studies. They are: the Hartford (Conn.) Humanities Alliance program and the "Knox Student Council: Beyond the Textbook,''in Chandler, Ariz.

Four social-studies classroom teachers have been recognized as "Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year'' by the National Council for the Social Studies. They are: Barbara Ann Ameiss, "Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year,'' Hazelwood Junior High School, Florissant, Mo.; Shaun Breshnahan, "Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year,'' Belchertown (Mass.) High School; Dorothy L.W. Dobson, "Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year,'' Edith Bowen Laboratory School, Logan, Utah; and James Mamer, "Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year,'' Irvine (Calif.) High School.

The Agency for Instructional Technology recently won a Golden Eagle Award from the Council of International Nontheatrical Events for its drug-abuse-prevention program, "Who Are You?''
Robert Conquest, senior fellow at Stanford (Calif.) University's Hoover Institution, was named the 1993 Jefferson Lecturer in Humanities by the National Endwoment for the Humanities.
Lyse Dyckman, instruction-services librarian at Bobst Library on the New York University campus, was named the first-place winner in the Excellence in Online Education Awards by Dialog Information Services Inc.
Don Eklund, former senior vice president of the Association of American Publishers' school division, was named the recipient of the ninth Mary McNulty Award by the A.A.P.
Jeri Ferris, author of Native American Doctor: The Story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte, was awarded the Carter G. Woodson Book Award for a secondary-level book by the National Council for the Social Studies.
Flynn Middle School, in Rockford, Ill., was recently designated a Lead Middle-Level School in the state of Illinois, for its commitment to excellence and its comprehensive efforts to develop positive middle-level practices.
State Sen. Gary Hart of Santa Barbara, Calif., has received the Legislator of the Year Award from the California School Boards Association.
The InterPacific Group, a private investment and management company based in San Francisco, has received the John R. Chandler Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, in recognition of its support of the Summerbridge educational program.
Sally Kilgore, a member of the National Advisory Committee of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center on Urban Educational Research and Development, was named a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute in Indianapolis, Ind.
Angela O'Hanlon, a teacher at Lincoln School #5 in North Bergen-Hudson County, N.J., was awarded the grand prize in the "Sing Out for Safety'' statewide competiton, sponsored by the Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company of New Jersey.
Joseph Martin Stevenson, assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum and instruction in the Pleasantville, N.J., school district, has been selected as the first administrator in the state to enroll in the Chief School Administrators Program, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education.
The Michigan State University Office of Student Affairs and Services was recently awarded the Celebration of Diversity Award, sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, which recognizes a record of achievement in celebrating and creating a campus environment that is culturally diverse.
Pine Bush Elementary School, in Pine Bush, N.Y., has received the Walter Taylor Award from the American Association of School Administrators, in recognition of the outstanding design construction of the school.
Juan Rodriguez, a professional golfer, has received the 1993 American Education Award from the American Association of School Administrators, for his work in providing encouragement and support to disadvantaged children.
Faye Stanley, author of The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka'iulani of Hawai'i, has received the Carter G. Woodson Book Award for an elementary-level book from the National Council for the Social Studies.
Frank P. Tota, superintendent of the Roanoke, Va., city public schools, has been honored with the Leadership for Learning Award by the American Association of School Adminstrators.
John L. Stremple, director of the U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Arlington, Va., was selected as the DODDS 1993 Teacher of the Year.
Assemblyman Tom Umberg of Garden Grove, Calif., has received the Freshman Legislator of the Year Award from the California School Boards Association.
Williamston High School, in Williamston, Mich., has received the Shirley Cooper Award, from the American Association of School Administrators for the outstanding design construction of the school.

Vol. 12, Issue 23

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