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2016-17 Curriculum Activities Awards Reception held May 11

The 2016-17 Curriculum Activities Awards Reception was held on May 11, 2017. The purpose of this program is to promote excellence in instruction by applauding professional performance and accomplishments. Each year, teachers can submit original unit plans, professional development or community involvement projects, innovation in the classroom projects, or a schoolwide initiative plan designed to enhance student achievement. Many entries were submitted for review this year; congratulations to this year’s winners! 

The following educators received a monetary award for their outstanding entries: 
  • Kathleen Thompson, Amy Harbaugh, and Michelle Carlson – Joppatowne Elementary and Ring Factory Elementary – for The Language of Lessons with Dr. Seuss
  • Debbie Robinson, Danielle Still, Nicole Berardi, Jean Burnham, Dawn Johnson, and Erin Van Nostrand – Church Creek Elementary – for Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan
  • Hellen Ellenby, Kathy Blythe, and Maureen Baxter – Emmorton Elementary, Meadowvale Elementary, and Darlington Elementary – for Secret Kindness Agents
  • Kathleen Ford, Marcelle Johnson, and Stephanie Sauter – John Archer School – for Traveling in the USA with the John Archer Elementary and Middle School Integrated Literature, Music & Arts Program
  • Kathleen DiNatale, Susan Ewing, Jaime Kiedrowski, Dayle Kirby, Karen Murrow, Dawn McKinney, Susan Melefsky, Charlotte Rutledge, Erin Bowling, Mindy McDonnell, Sarah Palmere, and Melissa Berrell – North Bend Elementary – for Family Reading Program
  • Sondra Bender, Karen Yancone, and Carrie Kane – Bakerfield Elementary – for Professional Development: Reading Like a Historian
  • Patrick Sears, Courtney Cullison, Christina Anderson, Brittany Pettus, Kathryn Deyesu, Jeffrey Eaton, Grant Morlock, Brian Thomas, and Nicole Cosgrove – Bel Air Middle – for Wellness Fair
  • Rana Walker – Hickory Elementary – for Notice and Note Reading Nonfiction Book Study
  • Robert Pohlner – Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary – for Indoor Fitness Trail
  • Patrick Sears, Courtney Cullison, Christina Anderson, Jeffrey Eaton, Grant Morlock, Brian Thomas, and Nicole Cosgrove – Bel Air Middle – for Educational Technology Enhances Student Learning
  • Laura Garfinkel – Aberdeen High – for Ocean Acidification – A Study of Chemical Reactions