The panel selected the five 2011 recipients of The Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence. Each will receive $10,000 and be recognized at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on February 11, 2011. One of these five educators will receive The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and an additional $25,000. Congratulations! The Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are:
The Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are:
Kathy Steinhoff, an 8th-9th grade math teacher at Jefferson Junior High School in Columbia, MO;
Teresa Lawrence McNeill, a math teacher and ESL Program Coordinator at Walter Hines Page High School in Greensboro, NC;
Maryanne Woods-Murphy, a Spanish teacher at Adlai Stevenson High School in Bergen, NJ;
Karen Gorringe, a 6th grade educator at Bluffdale Elementary, in Bluffdale, UT; and
Terri Vest, a 7th-12th grade English and social studies teacher at Twinfield Union School in Plainfield, VT.
A huge thank you to the National Selection Panel members: Jean Hobbs Conte, Joyce Powell, Eboni Walker, and especially the NEA Foundation Board members Pete Romero, who served as the panel chair, and Brenna Isaacs.
Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be one of the five recipients of The Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence. Watch 2010 gala emcee Philippe Cousteau chat with last years’ awardees.
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Molokai is known as the “most” Hawaiian island because of its unspoiled natural beauty, authentic culture, and resistance to embrace the commercial tourism industry. But the lack of tourism dollars translates into fewer educational resources for students and fewer job opportunities for adults.
Using funds from a NEA Foundation Student Achievement grant, seventh grade science teacher Jennifer Ainoa provided her students with technology and hands-on, high-quality scientific experiences, which resulted in their being hand-selected to compete in a regional science fair in Maui. Her students’ initiative and hard work weren’t unexpected. Their results, however, surprised even this innovative educator.
Sharing Our Work in the Big Easy
The NEA Foundation Welcomes Two New Team Members
Tom Blanford, a loaned executive from the NEA, is directing The NEA Foundation Institute for Local Innovation in Teaching and Learning. For the last seven years Tom has been Associate Director of the NEA’s Teacher Quality Department and the lead on creating the NEA Academy, NEA’s on-line professional development site.
Betty Paugh-Ortiz, Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, leads the development and advancement of innovation initiatives that support the mission of the NEA Foundation. She works with educators to identify innovative solutions to instructional practices as well as provides opportunities for the public to support educator efforts to close the student achievement gaps.
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