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.
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.
Nancy Gillis, Toronto, Canada School District
Jim DeCecco, California
Sheila Jones, North Carolina
Mike Sustin, Ohio
Mike Town, Redmond High School, Washington
Linda Phipps, Galena, Kansas
John Sammons, Greenbrier Intermediate School, Chesapeake, Virginia
Myles Evon Radchenko, St. Pat's High School, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Molly Madden, Belen, New Mexico