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Fordham University's graduate school of education and Chase Manhattan Foundation announced six winners of the Chase School Change awards. The awards recognize institutions that have improved students' academic accomplishments through system-wide change. The winners receive national recognition and a $2,500 grant. The winners are:

Chase City Elementary School, Chase City, Va. Dale Elementary School, LaMesa, Calif. Government Hill Elementary, Anchorage, Alaska. Gustav Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, Wis. Hallendale Elementary School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Louis Fox Academic- Technical High School, San Antonio.


The University of Georgia's college of education announced seven recipients of Cyril O. Houle Scholar awards, which support research in adult and continuing education. The scholars represent three regions of the world and will receive up to $40,000 each over two years for a project that addresses a problem in adult education. The recipients are:

Rita Kizito, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Cecilia Amaluisa Fiallos, Centro de Educacion y Promocion Popular, Quito, Ecuador. Andreal Ellinger, Penn State University—Harrisburg, Pa., U.S. John Holst, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., U.S. Vivian Mott, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., U.S. Marsha Rossiter, University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, Wis., U.S.


The Corporation for National Service, a Washington-based federal agency that promotes community service, has recongnized 64 schools for their outstanding service-learning programs that integrate service into the curriculum.

Students and service-learning staff from the Leader Schools are invited to attend a three-day leadership training workshop to develop a plan to educate the public about the value of service. The winning schools are listed below by state.

Arkansas. Vilonia Middle School, Vilonia. California. Chico High School, Chico; Evergreen Middle School, Cottonwood. Colorado. Telluride High School, Telluride. Delaware. Seaford Senior High School, Seaford. Florida. Space Coast Middle School, Cocoa; P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, Gainesville; Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville; Lakeland High School, Lakeland. Georgia. Dalton High School, Dalton. Hawaii. Sacred Hearts Academy, Honolulu; Moanalua Middle School, Honolulu. Illinois. Unity Point School, Carbondale; Jones Academic Magnet High School, Chicago.

Indiana. Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso. Iowa. Ballard Community High School, Huxley; Lake Mills Community High School, Lake Mills. Kansas. Glasco Middle School, Glasco; Spring Hill High School, Spring Hill. Kentucky. Boyd County High School, Ashland; Garrard Middle School, Lancaster. Louisiana. Harry M. Hurst Middle School, Destrehan. Maine. Drowne Road School, Cumberland; Rockland District High School, Rockland; Leavitt Area High School, Turner. Maryland. Gateway School, Westminster. Massachusetts. Millbury Memorial High School, Millbury. Michigan. Garber High School, Essexville; Onekama Middle School, Onekama; Tinkham Alternative High School, Westland. Minnesota. Moorhead Junior High School, Moorhead.

Missouri. Harrisonville Middle School, Harrisonville; Pattonville High School, Maryland Heights. New Jersey. Middle Township High School, Court House; Benedictine Academy, Elizabeth; Delsea Regional High School, Franklinville; Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken; Iselin Middle School, Iselin; Christa McAuliffe Middle School, Jackson; Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville; North Arlington Middle School, North Arlington; West Brook Middle School, Paramus; Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River. New Mexico. The Bosque School, Albuquerque. New York. Carl Bergerson Middle School, Albion. North Carolina. Madison Middle School, Marshall; Ligon Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School, Raleigh.

Ohio. Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Columbus; Clark Center Alternative School, Marietta; Ripley High School, Ripley; Perry Middle School, Worthington. Oklahoma. Miami High School, Miami; Alcott Middle School, Norman. Yukon High School, Yukon. Pennsylvania. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Middle School, Bristol. South Carolina. Chapin High School, Chapin; Summit Parkway Middle School, Columbia; Palmetto Middle School, Williamston. Tennessee. Henry County High School, Paris. Texas. Cesar Chavez Academy, El Paso. Utah. Dixie Middle School, St. George. Virginia. New Dominion Alternative School, Manassas. Washington. Kamiakin Junior High School, Kirkland; Student Link, Vashon Island.


The National Teachers' Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan., recently named the five members of the class of 2001. The teachers were chosen by a selection committee of national education organizations from over 8,000 nominations in recognition of their lifetime achievements in teaching.

Inductees will receive a trip to the induction ceremony, recognition in the Hall of Fame, and other prizes. The five winners are listed below:

Mitsuye Conover, social studies and English teacher, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Okla. Ronald F. Foreso, social studies teacher, Parsippany High School, Parsippany, N.J. Emiel Hamberlin, biology and horticulture teacher, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable High School, Chicago. Ellen Kempler, English, ethics, and leadership teacher, MAST Academy, Miami. James Quinlan, industrial arts teacher, Vernon Township High School, Vernon, N.J.


The Tennessee Education Association, based in Nashville, recently announced several awards at its annual Representative Assembly. Each honoree received a plaque and a $100 gift certificate from the Ingram Tennessee Book Company, a co-sponsor of the awards. The awards and recipients are as follows:

TEA's Distinguished Classroom Teacher Awards:

Norma Cook, Teen Living teacher, Witthorne Middle School, Columbia. Virginia Cooter, science and service-learning teacher, North Greene High School, Greeneville. Deborah A. Frey, kindergarten teacher, Pickwick Southside Elementary School, Counce. Diana McCamish Griffin, fourth grade teacher, Dresden Elementary School, Dresden. Mary Lou Marks, media specialist, Camden Central High School, Camden. Gene Quarles, pre-calculus and physics teacher, Morristown Hamblen High School West, Morristown. Sally Sain, first grade teacher, Unity School, Petersburg. Gisela M. Van Ness, third grade teacher, Ingleside Elementary School, Athens. Donna Lynn Wehofer, music teacher, Reeves-Rogers Elementary School, Murfreesboro. TEA's Distinguished Administrator Awards:

Richard W. Bales, principal, Woodland Elementary School, Johnson City. John C. Lowrance, assistant principal, Dyersburg Primary School, Dyersburg. Gidget Walsh, principal, Pegram Elementary School, Pegram.

Other TEA award winners were:

Paulette Garrett, educational assistant to the special education LRE class at Jackson Central-Merry High School, Jackson, received the Distinguished Educational Support Personnel Award.

Father Joe T. Porter, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Dyersburg, and Ben K. Wilson, former physical education teacher and principal at Ingleside Elementary School, Athens, received the E. Harper Johnson Human Relations Award.

Diana L. Womble, English and creative writing teacher at Hickman County High School, Centerville, received the Susan B. Anthony Award for outstanding contributions to women's rights.

Marie Riggins, nominated by the Clarksville- Montgomery County Education Association for her contributions to children and schools, received the Friend of Education Award for an individual.

First Federal Savings Bank, nominated by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Association for its contributions to education, received the Friend of Education Award for an organization/corporation.


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc., based in Alexandria, Va., recently announced the recipients of various 2000-2001 awards.

John Rury, senior program officer for the research grants program, received the President's award on behalf of the Spencer Foundation, for the foundation's research on education problems.

Faridah Pawan, an instructor in the intensive English program at Indiana University, received the Heinle and Heinle Award for Excellence, which honors teachers who are considered excellent teachers by their colleagues.

John Travers, supervisor of the English for Speakers of Other Languages program in Rochester, N.Y., received the Mary Finoccahiaro Award for Excellence in the Development of Pedagogical Materials, for his work on The Rainmaker Project: Literary Themes, Texts, Threads, and Tasks.

Suhanthie Motha, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, was awarded the Ruth Crymes fellowship for graduate study to develop projects with direct relationship to ESOL classroom instruction.

John Norris and Lourdes Ortega have received the research interest section Heinle and Heinle Distinguished Research award, for their work on "Effectiveness of L2 Instruction: A Research Synthesis and Quantitative Meta- Analysis."


The president of the Atlanta-based Sportime International, a catalog retailer of physical education products, Peter Savitz, received the William G. Anderson Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. The award recognizes individuals who are not members of AAHPERD, but who have made significant contributions to the field of physical education. Sportime was recognized for its sponsorship of the national physical education Teachers of the Year awards, its support for health programs on its site and in its catalog, and for providing quality equipment to schools.

Bertha Zapata, a teacher at Broward Elementary School, Tampa, Fla., was named the Teacher of the Year by the National Right to Read Foundation. Ms. Zapata was honored for her 12 years of teaching and promoting literacy. The National Right to Read Foundation is based in The Plains, Va., and promotes literacy through phonics teaching.

Roger Harris, headmaster of the Boston Renaissance Charter School in Boston, was recently named the Thomas C. Passios Outstanding Principal of the Year 2001. The award is sponsored by the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals' Association, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and the Fitchburg State College Alumni Association, and was presented at the MESPA spring conference in Hyannis, Mass. The honor recognized Mr. Harris' dedication to public education and success with innovative programs.

Vol. 20, Issue 37, Page 42

Published in Print: May 23, 2001, as Honors & Awards

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