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$50,000 to be Split Between Teacher & School

Mr. Rosbel Peña, a math teacher at Alton Memorial Jr. High School (Alton, TX) has been awarded the 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award in the Lifetime Achievement category.  As such, he gets to pocket $25,000 while his school will collect an additional $25,000....

Golden Apple for the Teacher

It’s teacher appreciation week, and all across the nation teachers have been given shiny red apples as a small token of thanks.  However, one teacher in Harvey, IL, was given a golden apple.  No, this apple wasn’t laid by a magical goose.  It was presented...

Oregon Teacher Studies Italian Sustainability

A Crook County High School social studies teacher has been selected to study sustainability in Italy.  The Portland State University Center for Geography Education in Oregon has selected Heather Wiles for this opportunity. The idea behind sustainability is that...

Robotics Students Get $10K

Kronos, Inc. donated $10,000 to North Andover (MA) High School, as a part of its “Thanks to a Teacher” contest.  Daniel Brosnan, class of 2006, explained to Kronos that he had been inspired by his engineering and technology teacher, Michael Motherway. The...

Stepping Out of the Shadows on Shady Lane

Gloucester County (NJ) has named its first-ever teacher of the year.  The honor goes to Monica Marino (shown in photo), a teacher at Shady Lane Elementary school, in the Deptford Township School District. As an added bonus, her son was visiting for “Take Your...

NH Teacher Recognized by DAR

The Daughters of the American Revolution take their history very seriously.  After all, they are all descended from a patriot of the American Revolution!  So when they come across a teacher who “brings the past to life”, they take notice. The Telegraph...

National Geographic Honors Colorado Teacher

Kathryn Zimmann, from Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, has been selected as one of only 25 teachers to be granted a Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship.  She will also be invited to participate on one of their Lindblad Expeditions. According to The Gazette (Colorado...

Innovative Teaching in Austin TX

The Austin Independent School District reports that Joy Lin, the mathematics curriculum specialist at Linder Elementary School, has been named the Texas Classroom Teachers Association’s 2013-14 “Innovator of the Year”.  Each year, TCTA presents the...
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