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2013-14 Teaching Chair Award Nominations

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation supports ten multi-year teaching chair awards across multiple teaching disciplines in the school district. This year, six of these chair awards are open for nominations. The nomination window is open through January 15, 2014.

Click here to learn more about the PSF Chair Award Process.

Elementary School

Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching Primary Grades (preK-2)

The chair was the first elementary level teaching chair established by the Foundation. It honors former school board chair Phyllis Sockwell and her aunt who were teachers. The chair, set up as an endowment fund, is awarded to teachers of grades preK-2 in a two-year cycle. All preK through second grade teachers with at least four years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page.

Nominate a teacher for the Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching Primary Grades
 

Middle School Chair

GlaxoSmithKline Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Science or Math

The Glaxo Chair was the first middle school teaching chair established by the Foundation. Starting in the 2013-14 school year, it will be awarded in a two-year cycle, honoring outstanding middle school science or math teachers. It was first awarded in 1988-89. All middle school math or science teachers with at least four years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page. 

Nominate a teacher for the GlaxoSmithKline Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Science or Math


High School Chair

Bernadine Sullivan Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School English or Social Studies

The endowment was created by the family of English teacher Bernadine Sullivan at Chapel Hill High School, and is being expanded in the 2013-14 school year from an English teaching award to include Social Studies teachers. The award is presented in a two-year cycle. All high school English or Social Studies teachers with at least four years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page. 

Nominate a teacher for the Bernadine Sullivan Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School English or Social Studies
 

District-wide Chairs

Burton Stuart Chair for Promising New Teachers in Math or Science 

The endowed fund, created by his son, honors Bud Stuart, a long-time math teacher at Chapel Hill High School and the first recipient of the first teaching chair awarded in the district. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the Stuart Chair will be presented in a three-year cycle to a non-tenured teacher who shows great promise in teaching math or science in either middle or high school. All middle school and high school teachers of math or science who have been teachers in the district for fewer than four years are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page. 

Nominate a teacher for the Burton Stuart Chair for Promising New Teachers in Math or Science
 

Neil Pedersen Teachers First Chair for Excellence in Classroom Technology

The endowed fund was created by the Foundation to honor the superintendent and as a part of the Teachers First campaign. The chair is awarded to a teacher who incorporates technology into the classroom. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, this will be awarded in a three-year alternating cycle. One cycle will recognize classroom teachers, and the next cycle will recognize technology or media specialists and career technical education teachers. All classroom teachers with at least four years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page.

Nominate a teacher for the Neil Pedersen Teachers First Chair for Excellence in Classroom Technology
 

PTA Chair for Excellence in Teaching Cultural Arts

This chair, first awarded in the 2013-14 school year, honors outstanding teachers in the district who teach music, voice, visual and dramatic arts at any grade level. The chair is awarded on a three-year cycle. All teachers in the cultural arts categories with at least four years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page. 

Nominate a teacher for the PTA Chair for Excellence in Teaching Cultural Arts

 

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