K-12 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

The K-12 Educator of the Year Award is presented to an individual who is recognized for their efforts in promoting environmental education and utilizing the environment as a context for learning in their teaching.

 


Photo Courtesy of Gerry Ellis
NAAEE Executive Director, Judy Braus, presenting Jim DeCecco from California, with K-12 Educator of the Year Award.


Criteria:
This person must live in one of the states, provinces or territories in the conference region* and have made a significant contribution to EE in one or more of the following ways:

  • Has received clear recognition of her/his overall contributions among EE colleagues, and within their state or provincial EE association.
  • Has made visible contributions to the field of EE (e.g. research, legislation, publications, etc.)
  • Has more than 10 years of dedicated service in the field of EE
  • Demonstrated innovation in incorporating EE into lesson plans.
  • Demonstrated leadership in mentoring colleagues to use the environment as a context for learning.

* The 2010 conference region includes: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

 
Previous Winners

2012
Jim DeCecco, California

2011
Sheila Jones, North Carolina

2010
Mike Sustin, Ohio

2009
Mike Town, Redmond High School, Washington

2008
Linda Phipps, Galena, Kansas

2007
John Sammons, Greenbrier Intermediate School, Chesapeake, Virginia

2006
Myles Evon Radchenko, St. Pat's High School, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

2005
Molly Madden, Belen, New Mexico