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American Teacher Awards

Thirty-six teachers from across the country have been selected as the 1996 honorees of the American Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Walt Disney Co. and McDonald's Corp. A selection committe chose three teachers in 12 subject categories from more than 1,500 teachers nationwide and American teachers overseas. The winners are listed below by category.

Athletic coach: Harold A. Croft, Reading Memorial High School, Reading, Mass.; Sheila Syvrud, Washington/Lowell Elementary School, Rock Springs High School, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Bernard P. Walter Jr., Arundel High School, Gambrills, Md. Early childhood: Nancy J. Berry, Franklin Elementary School, Logansport, Ind.; Catherine B. Harper, Tangier Smith Elementary School, Mastic Beach, N.Y.; Phoebe D. Irby, Dover School, Dover, Fla. English: Yvonne Divans-Hutchinson, Edwin Markham Middle School/Health Careers Magnet, Los Angeles, Calif.; Christopher Queally, Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine; Richard C. Wormeli, Herndon Middle School, Herndon, Va. Foreign language/ESL: Angela del Carmen Martin Gorno, Capistrano Valley High School, Mission Viejo, Calif.; Rosemary Haigh, Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, N.Y.; David R. Williams, Dumbarton Middle School, Baltimore, Md.

General elementary: Roxann Rene‚ Rose-Duckworth, Alderwood Elementary School, Bellingham, Wash.; Sharon C. Locey, Riverside Elementary School, Milwaukie, Ore.; Constance E. Weber, Emerson School, Ann Arbor, Mich. Mathematics: Anita Argust Lyle, Nashua High School, Nashua, N.H.; Patrick S. Mara, Pueblo South High School, Pueblo, Colo.; Jane Schleeter, Indian Trail Junior High School, Plainfield, Ill. Performing arts: Stephan P. Barnicle, Simsbury High School, Simsbury, Conn.; E. Frank Bluestein, Germantown High School, Germantown, Tenn.; Michael F. Grace, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Mich. Physical education: Nancy Raso Eklund, Washington Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School, Green River, Wyo.; Marki Payne, Crosby Park Elementary School, Lawton, Okla.; Ruby Zell Sutton, Emsley Armfield Laney High School, Wilmington, N.C.

Science: Fred L. Carrington, U.S. Grant High School, Van Nuys, Calif.; Patricia Colbert-Cormier, Lafayette High School, Lafayette, La.; Maryanna Quon Warner, Del Dios Middle School, Escondido, Calif. Social studies: David M. Seiter, Northridge High School, Layton, Utah; Stephen J. Sullivan, Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, N.Y.; Jeffrey A. Zeiders, West Perry Senior High School, Elliotsburg, Pa. Visual arts: Lynn Flieger Countryman, Prairie Middle School, Aurora, Colo.; Susan Gabbard, Nichols Hills Elementary School, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Lloyd L. Sensat Jr., Hahnville High School, Boutte, La. Vocational/technical education: Jane Mack Edwards, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, Neb.; Linda Jackson, Martin Luther King Career Center, Anchorage, Alaska; Jerry Westfall, Tigard High School, Tigard, Ore.

State Principals of the Year

Fifty-two secondary school principals have been selected as principals of the year for 1996 in the annual program sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. The winners are listed below by state.

Alabama. Richard A. Pace, Austin High School, Decatur. Alaska. Robert D. Collins, Valdez High School, Valdez. Arizona. Gary P. Damore, Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix. Arkansas. F. Elwood Brooks, Paris High School, Paris. California. Doris E. Alvarez, Hoover High School, San Diego. Colorado. Dennis Roland Thruston, Sabin Middle School, Colorado Springs. Connecticut. Donald W. Gates, Portland High School, Portland. Delaware. Patrick E. Savini, Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown. Department of Defense Schools. Jennifer J. Beckwith, Bad Kreuznach High School, Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Florida. John A. Mazzella, Fernandina Beach Middle School, Fernandina Beach.

Georgia. Michael Stanton, Dalton High School, Dalton. Hawaii. Gary W. Griffiths, Aiea High School, Aiea. Idaho. Gary J. Higley, Hillcrest High School, Idaho Falls. Illinois. Dennis Garber, Hoffman Estates High School, Hoffman Estates. Indiana. Robert Albano, Warren Central High School, Indianapolis. Iowa. Gerald D. Waugh, Jefferson Scranton High, Jefferson. Kansas. Charles McLean, Wichita Northwest High School, Wichita. Kentucky. Alexandra Allen, Ballard High School, Louisville. Louisiana. Timothy C. Gilbert, Cope Middle School, Bossier City. Maine. Michael J. McCarthy, King Middle School, Portland.

Maryland. Stephen O. Gibson, Patapsco Middle School, Ellicott City. Massachusetts. Peter B. Sack, Swampscott High School, Swampscott. Michigan. Kirk Allan Baese, Ovid-Elsie High School, Elsie. Minnesota. Nicholas J. Miller, Buffalo Senior High School, Buffalo. Mississippi. William Dwight McComb, Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen. Missouri. Edward L. Duncan, Lawson Middle School, Lawson. Montana. Herman Plass, Charles M. Russell High School, Great Falls. Nebraska. Kent B. Mann, Grand Island High School, Grand Island. Nevada. Michael L. Kinnaird, Advanced Technology Academy, Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Steve North, Profile Junior/Senior High School, Bethlehem.

New Jersey. William J. Pollack, High Technology High School, Lincroft. New Mexico. Greg L. Spradling, Roswell High School, Roswell. New York City. John L. Mancini Jr., Seth Low Intermediate School, Brooklyn. New York state. Ronald R. Spadafora Jr., G.W. Fowler High School, Syracuse. North Carolina. Robert J. Hurley, Northern Nash Senior High School, Rocky Mount. North Dakota. Cleo C. Boschee, Wishek Public School, Wishek. Ohio. Dennis R. Matthews, Schwab Middle School, Cincinnati. Oklahoma. Larry L. Maxwell, Edmond Memorial High School, Edmond. Oregon. John E. Lewis, Rainier Middle School, Rainier. Pennsylvania. Josepha A. Galli, Drexel Hill Middle School, Drexel Hill.

Rhode Island. Rose Marie Cipriano, Cumberland High School, Cumberland. South Carolina. Gary L. Burgess Jr., D.R. Hill Middle School, Duncan. South Dakota. Ivan Dixon, Bennett County High School, Martin. Tennessee. Vicki Dunaway, Powell High School, Powell. Texas. James A. McSwain, Texas High School, Texarkana. Utah. Pamela Rust Hallam, Orem High School, Orem. Vermont. Dwight A. Davis, Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center. Virginia. Patricia Griffin, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach. Washington. Jerry Simicich, Snohomish Freshman Campus, Snohomish. West Virginia. Wilma J. Zigmond, Logan High School, Logan. Wisconsin. Theodore E. Carlsen, Brookfield East High School, Brookfield. Wyoming. Terry L. Statton, Cody High School, Cody.

Other Honors and Awards

The Children's Television Workshop and Creative Classroom magazine have awarded three teachers $2,500 "Plan a Dream" teaching grants to implement classroom project of their own design. The winners and their projects are:

Linda Neal Bettinger, Summit Elementary School, North Logan, Utah. For creating a project that will help encourage students to be more critical and analytical when they watch televesion and films. Carol E. Edwards, Columbine Elementary School, Woodland Park, Colo. To help students build and run a science museum that can be used by the entire community. Anita Kern, Pawnee Elementary School, Auburn, Ill. To extend a program she began that publishes students' stories.

Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., has honored two educators with the Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding Wake Forest alumni in the teaching profession. Annually, a primary and a secondary teacher are presented a $20,000 cash award. The honorees are:

Grace Elizabeth Hancock, 1st grade teacher, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, N.C., and Rebecca K. Malenkos, English teacher, Carmel High School, Carmel, Ind.

Vol. 16, Issue 10

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