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Awards & Recognition

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Talented KSTF Teaching Fellows and Senior Fellows are demonstrating their leadership in education every day. Here are some of their recent achievements.

LONDON JENKS TOPS DISTRICT LIST

Jenks, a 2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow, was named the 2012–2013 Teacher of the Year by Hot Springs County School District Number 1. In addition to earning this prestigious accolade, he is now in the running for the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Award.

MARY CHIN RECOGNIZED AS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Mary Chin, a mathematics teacher and 2012 KSTF Teaching Fellow, was recently named Mesa Preparatory Academy’s 2013 Teacher of the Year!

2009 TEACHING FELLOW STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD

Physics teacher Laura Darnall was named the 2013 Goodpasture High School Teacher of the Year! Voted on by all of the teachers at the school, only one award is given each year.

PEREA RECEIVES YOUNG ALUMNI IN SERVICE AWARD

In June 2013, mathematics teacher Tara Perea received the Young Alumni in Service Award from her school, Albuquerque Academy. Perea is a 2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow.

PRITCHETT NAMED EMERGING LEADER BY ASCD

Janae Pritchett, a mathematics teacher at Crested Butte Community School, has been selected as part of the ASCD’s (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) 2013 Class of Emerging Leaders. In its quest to build capacity, ASCD designed the Emerging Leaders program to prepare younger, diverse educators for potential influence and ASCD leadership. Pritchett is a KSTF Senior Fellow.

CARMEN DAVIS NAMED A BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

KSTF Senior Fellow Carmen Davis (seated in yellow dress) was recently selected as a Boston Public School (BPS) Educator of the Year. Along with only 13 other individuals in the district—including other teachers, paraprofessionals and counselors—Davis was recognized at the 13th Annual Boston Educators of the Year ceremony held on June 11, 2013. West Roxbury Transcript, a news source serving West Roxbury, Mass., wrote an article capturing the essence of why Davis is regarded so highly.

Photo: Boston Public Schools

ISAAC STEWART RECEIVES MULTIPLE HONORS

Isaac Stewart, a 2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow, was recently named as a winner of the 2013 Outstanding New Biology Teacher award sponsored by Ken-A-Vision and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). This award recognizes outstanding teaching (grades 7-12 only) by a “new” biology/life science instructor within his/her first three years of teaching who has developed an original and outstanding program or technique, and made a contribution to the profession at the start of his/her career. Stewart, a biology teacher at Fisher High School, will receive a recognition plaque at the NABT Professional Development Conference, along with a microscope and a complimentary one year  NABT membership. His win marks the third consecutive year that a KSTF Teaching Fellow has been recognized in this capacity.

Stewart was also chosen to serve as the Head of the Science Department for Fisher Junior/Senior High School, located in Fisher, Ill.

Last, he will present two of his sessions on “Nature in the Classroom” at the 2013 NABT Professional Development Conference, which will be held in  in Atlanta, Ga., in November.