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The National Association of Secondary School Principals, along with the McDonald's Corp., has named the 1997 State Assistant Principals of the Year. The winners are listed below by state:

Alabama. Kathey R. Long, Hoover High School, Hoover. Alaska. Mark D. Norgren, Soldotna High School, Soldotna. Arizona. Grant L. Turley, Heritage Middle School, Chino Valley. Arkansas. Samuel Wade Smith, White Hall High, White Hall. California. Lender J. Golden, Vallejo Senior High School, Vallejo. Colorado. Karen M. Boehler, Boltz Junior High School, Fort Collins. Connecticut. Dennis J. Nogiec, Canton High School, Collinsville. Delaware. T.S. Buckmaster, Sussex Central Middle School, Millsboro. Department of Defense Schools. Barbara J. Parker, Stephen Decatur Unit School, Sigonella, Italy. District of Columbia. Arthur I. Linder Sr., Francis L. Cardozo Senior High School, Washington. Florida. Diana L. Taub, Miami Lakes Middle School, Miami Lakes. Georgia. William Joel Bland Jr., Screven County High School, Sylvania.

Hawaii. Myron Macy Monte, W.R. Farrington High School, Honolulu. Idaho. Judy M. Watson, Vera C. O'Leary Junior High School, Twin Falls. Illinois. Linda S. Welch, Hinsdale South High School, Darien. Indiana. Jennifer S. Brumfield, Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw. Iowa. Jan Beatty, Ankeny High School, Ankeny. Kansas. Jaime Cuevas, Ottawa High School, Ottawa. Kentucky. Paul David Dotson, Belfry High School, Belfry. Louisiana. Lara Peace Ebarb, Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School, Shreveport. Maine. Roger Normand Lachapelle, Lewiston High School, Lewiston. Maryland. Rosalie A. Bowen, Oakland Mills High School, Columbia. Massachusetts. Michael J. Donnell, Hingham High School, Hingham. Michigan. Herbert Ivory, Ferndale High School, Ferndale. Minnesota. Michael Siggerud, Moorhead Senior High School, Moorhead.

Mississippi. Fred W. Yates, Tupelo High School, Tupelo. Missouri. Steve Jurkins, Hazelwood West Junior/Senior High School, Hazelwood. Montana. Phillip R. Turck, Belgrade High School, Belgrade. Nebraska. Donald Cunningham, Beatrice High School, Beatrice. Nevada. Steven Henick, Rancho High School, North Las Vegas. New Jersey. James J. McCarthy, Roxbury High School, Succasunna. New Mexico. Barbara Van Pelt, Highland Junior High School, Hobbs. New York. Debra Lidowsky, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, New Hyde Park. New York City. Barbara Erdman Lipner, Susan Wagner High School, Staten Island. North Carolina. Shirley David Jenkins, Mineral Springs Middle School, Winston-Salem. North Dakota. Jeff Schatz, Central High School, Grand Forks. Ohio. Sarah Beam, Central Junior High School, Xenia. Oklahoma. Kenneth William Heizer, DeWitt Waller Junior High School, Enid.

Oregon. Thelma Unthank Brown, Benson High School, Portland. Pennsylvania. Carolyn L. Adams, Southmoreland Senior High, Alverton. Rhode Island. Patricia A. Hines, South Kingstown High School, Wakefield. South Carolina. Larry V. Clark, Wren High School, Piedmont. South Dakota. Doris Bue, Watertown Middle School, Watertown. Tennessee. Linda C. Story, Sevier County High School, Sevierville. Texas. Debra Patin, Socorro Middle School, El Paso. Utah. W. Drew Wilson, Weber High School, Pleasant View. Vermont. Howard D. Lovering, Hartford High School, White River Junction. Virginia. Chuck Maranzano, Lafayette High School, Williamsburg. Washington. Shannon Wiggs, Gig Harbor High School, Gig Harbor. West Virginia. James Asplund, Moundsville Junior High School, Moundsville. Wisconsin. Scott A. Johnson, Hayward Middle School, Hayward. Wyoming. EmmaJo Spiegelberg, Laramie Senior High School, Laramie.


Fifteen Boston public school teachers have been chosen to receive the Golden Apple Award, sponsored by the Citywide Educational Coalition. The teachers are:

Thomas Benson, Dearborn Middle School, Roxbury. Nancy Brown, Lyndon Elementary Pilot School, West Roxbury. Joan Duane, Jeremiah Burke High School, Dorchester. Olivia Dubose, Charlestown High School, Charlestown. Kevin Freely, English High School, Jamaica Plain. Susan Friel, West Roxbury High School, West Roxbury. Lionel Hogu, Hyde Park High School, Hyde Park. Alice Kanel, Solomon Lewenberg Middle School, Mattapan. Karen King, Mather Elementary School, Dorchester. Evelyn Lee-Jones, James Timilty Middle School, Roxbury. Marie Mullen, William Munroe Trotter Elementary School, Roxbury. Kathleen Murphy, William Rogers Middle School, Hyde Park. Lesley Oser, Grover Cleveland Middle School, Dorchester. Diane Stafford, David Ellis Elementary School, Roxbury. Fran Street, James Hennigan Elementary School, Jamaica Plain.


The GTE Corp. has awarded 120 mathematics and science teachers grants as a part of its Growth Initiatives for Teachers program, an effort designed to strengthen math and science education in grades 6-12. Sixty teams, each consisting of one math and one science teacher from the same school, were awarded grants of $12,000. The winners are listed below by state:

Alabama. Trina Franklin and David Wright, Russellville City High School, Russellville. California. Joan Oberle and Jim Allen, Challenger Middle School, San Diego; Katina Vlastos and Marla White, Etiwanda High School, Etiwanda; Joann Kennelly and David Renfrew, Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne; Albert Westbrook and Robert Shaver Jr., Ontario High School, Ontario; Theresa Robinson and Diana Schurr, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Rancho Cucamonga; Art Phiffer and Donna Smith, Sequoyah School, Pasadena; Diana Sibbach and Deborah Mendonca, Templeton Middle School, Templeton; Lisa Levoe and Raymond Endacott, Village Christian Schools, Sun Valley. Colorado. Judith Genrich and Bruce Hogue, Dunstan Middle School, Lakewood. Connecticut. Linda Paslov and Ruben Lopez, Central High School, Bridgeport; David Proctor and Joseph Wesney, Greenwich High School, Greenwich.

Florida. Bradley Bish and Glenda Marshman, B.T. Washington High School, Pensacola; Rebecca Mitchell and Janet Kunka, Southeast High School, Bradenton. Georgia. Lela Whelchel and Sandra Eidson, West Hall High School, Oakwood. Hawaii. Hung Vo and Bill Wiecking, Damien Memorial High School, Honolulu. Idaho. Maryann Wilson and Chareen Nelson, Gooding Middle School, Gooding. Illinois. Karen Kripas and Clare Kaelin, Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester; Betsy Lair and James Covey, Lanphier High School, Springfield; Christine King and Walter Glogowski, Ridgewood High School, Norridge; John Noah and Ken Turner, Schaumburg High School, Schaumburg. Indiana. Martha Weihe and Cynthia Van Vleet, Carroll High School, Fort Wayne; Douglas Klumpe and Marshall Overley, West Fafayette Junior/Senior High School, West Lafayette.

Iowa. DeAnn Scearce and Margaret Sadeghpour-Kramer, North Cedar Middle School, Clarence. Kentucky. Paula Benton and James Dyer, Caldwell County High School, Princeton; Deanna Scott and Sallye Thompson, Taylor County High School, Campbellsville. Maine. Michael Giering and Ben Bakker, Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Limestone. Maryland. Scott Horning and Aline Novak, Clear Spring High School, Clear Spring; Laura Goetz and C. Jon Goetz, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville. Massachusetts. Alice Mandel and Michael Welch, Belmont High School, Belmont; Naia Wilson and Russell Cook, Brighton High School, Brighton. Michigan. Linda Lanigan and Joyce Tomlinson, Harrison High School, Farmington Hills; Bruce Barbour and Wayne Miller, Leslie High School, Leslie; Susan Scharrer and Laura Rainey, The Valley School, Flint; Bonnie Sacheck and Patricia Sabotta, West Iron County Middle School, Iron River.

Minnesota. Thomas Strey and Katherine Koch-Laveen, Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley; Brenda Johnson and Jean Tushie, Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie; Peter Larson and Becky Rennicke, Prairie Wind Middle School, Perham. Missouri. Elizabeth Henerey and Michele Perrin, Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis. Nebraska. DeLoris Tonack and Jane Obbink, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln. North Carolina. Daren Starnes and William Robinson, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte. Ohio. Michelle Grand and Gene Easter, Streetsboro High School, Streetsboro; Paul Ruland and Carl Tomkins, Troy High School, Troy. Oklahoma. Stacey Roggendorff and Natalie Peugh, Union 6th and 7th Grade Center, Tulsa. Oregon. Gretchen Anthony and Joel Kuper, Gold Beach Union High School, Gold Beach; Sharon Cade and William Lamb, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland; Mary McFadden and William Karcher, W.F. Jewett Middle School, Gardiner.

South Carolina. Vashti Davis and Jane Benton, Manning Middle School, Manning. Texas. Cristy Cunningham and Michelle Picard, G.W. Carver Academy, Waco; Carol Fenimore and Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Lanier Middle School, Houston; Alma Aguirre and Mary Garza-Gonzales, Thomas Jefferson High School, San Antonio; Donald Hoines and Linda Culp, Thorndale High School, Thorndale. Virginia. Cynthia Cox and Nora Lewis, Daniel Morgan Middle School, Winchester; Toni Sutton and Nancy Farley, King William High School, King William; Daniel Moriarty and Denise Wingfield, Park View High School, Sterling; Kimberly Cox and Michael Callaghan, Stonewall Jackson High School, Manassas. Washington. Lynn Morelli and Christine Hjort, Skyview Junior High School, Bothell. Wisconsin. Dave Olenchek and Dan Rosa, Arrowhead High School, Hartland; Lorna Vazquez and Cheryl Steinbach, Granton Area Schools, Granton; Laurel Brandt and Donna Kemp, Sparta High School, Sparta.


The U.S. Department of Education, under its Title I Recognition Program, has cited 100 elementary and secondary schools for their outstanding Title I programs. The federally funded programs provide academic aid to disadvantaged students. The winning schools are listed below by state:

Alabama. G.W. Elementary School, Gadsen. Arizona. Hollinger Elementary School, Tucson; Whittier Elementary School, Mesa; Los Ninos Elementary School, Tucson. California. Columbus Elementary School, Glendale; Dool Elementary School, Calexico; Johnson Elementary School, El Cajon; Linda Vista Elementary School, San Diego; Wesley Gaines School, Paramount. Colorado. Englewood School Early Childhood, Englewood; Madison Elementary School, Greeley. Connecticut. John Barry Elementary School, Meriden; James J. Curiale School, Bridgeport. Florida. Blountstown Middle School, Blountstown; Southside Estates Elementary School, Jacksonville; Pine Grove Elementary School, Brookville; Freeport Elementary School, DeFuniak Springs; Fairmount Park Elementary School, Largo.

Georgia. Hooper Alexander Elementary School, Decatur. Hawaii. Kilohana Elementary School, Honolulu. Illinois. Nashville Primary School, Nashville; Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island; Harold L. Richards High School, Oak Lawn. Kansas. Miller Elementary School, Dodge City; Gutheridge Elementary School, Parson. Kentucky. Russell Elementary School, Lexington; South Irvine Elementary School, Irvine; Sand Gap Elementary School, McKee. Louisiana. Jessie D. Clifford Elementary School, Lake Charles; Olla-Standard Elementary School, Jena; Zwolle Elementary School, Many; Sicily Island Elementary School, Sicily Island. Maine. H.B. Emery Jr. Memorial School, Bar Mills. Maryland. Mount Hope/Nanjemony Elementary School, La Plata; Maple Elementary School, Cambridge; John Humbird Elementary School, Cumberland; Salem Avenue Elementary School, Hagerstown.

Massachusetts. City View School, Worcester; Silvio O. Conte Community School, Pittsfield; Charlotte M. Murkland School, Lowell. Michigan. Robbie Hall Parker Elementary School, Clinton; Trout Creek School, Ewen. Mississippi. Forest Elementary School, Forest; Oxford Elementary School, Oxford. Missouri. Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, St. Joseph; Webster Elementary School, St. Joseph; Farragut Elementary School, St. Louis. Montana. Washington Elementary School, Billings; Newman Elementary School, Billings. Nevada. Desert Heights Elementary School, Reno. New Hampshire. Bedford School Primary Unit, Bedford. New Mexico. Lowell Elementary School, Alburquerque; Eugene Elementary School, Albuquerque; Bloomfield Family Learning Center, Bloomfield. New York. Park Terrace Elementary School, Gloverville; PS 1000, Bronx; Cleared Charles Carroll School No. 6, Rochester; PS 197, Brooklyn; Samuel G. Love Elementary School, Jamestown; Porter Magnet School, Syracuse.

North Carolina. Sheep-Harney Elementary School, Elizabeth City; Fairplains Elementary School, Wilkesboro. Ohio. Seiberling School, Akron; Oakdale Elementary School, Barberton; Easthaven Elementary School, Columbus. Oklahoma. George Washington Elementary School, Durrant; Ben Franklin Science Academy, Muskogee. Oregon. Barnes Elementary School, Beaverton; Huntington Elementary School, Huntington; Independence Elementary School, Independence. Pennsylvania. Lincoln Elementary Technology Academy, Pittsburgh; West Side Traditional Academy, Pittsburgh; Francis Scott Key School, Philadelphia; Joseph W. Catharine Elementary School, Philadelphia; George Washington School, Philadelphia. South Carolina. Bethune Elementary School, Camden. Tennessee. Lonsdale Elementary School, Knoxville; West View Elementary School, Knoxville; Hamilton Elementary School, Memphis.

Texas. John J. Herrera Elementary School, Houston; Millam Elementary School, Grand Praire; A.T. Dovalina Elementary School, Laredo; Lucille Pearson Elementary School, Mission; E.B. Reyna Elementary School, La Joya. Utah. Parkview Elementary School, Spanish Fork; Sunset Elementary School, St. George. Virginia. Mount Eagle Elementary School, Alexandria; Highland Park Learning Center, Roanoke; Castlewood Elementary School, Lebanon. Washington. Fawcett Center for Year-Round Learning, Tacoma. West Virginia. Lost Creek School, Clarksburg; Jefferson Elementary School, Parkersburg; Madison Elementary School, Wheeling. Wisconsin. Myron Kibourn School, Milwaukee; North Woods Elementary School, La Crosse.

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