Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Honorees of Teaching Chairs and Awards

Kim Hoke Chair for Excellence in Teaching Exceptional Children
Denise Keane, Smith Middle School, 2015-16

Elmo’s Diner Chair for Excellence in Teaching
High School Math or Science (3-year award)                                                            
Bud Stuart, CHHS, 1986-87
Larry Wakeford, CHHS, 1989-90
Judy Jones, CHHS, 1992-93
Susan Neumann, CHHS, 1995-96
Maya Merritt, ECHHS, 2005-06
Kelly Allen, ECHHS, 2009-10
Thomas Brown, Carrboro High, 2011-12
Jay Wilson, ECHHS, 2014-15 

Bernadine Sullivan Chair for Excellence in Teaching
English at the High School Level (2-year award) 
Linda Barnard, CHHS, 1987-88
Marjorie Lancaster, CHHS, 1989-90
Judy Haig, CHHS, 1991-92
Susan Oliver, CHHS, 1993-94
Pat Detittia, CHHS, 1995-96
Pat Brooks, CHHS, 1997-98
Martha Dill, ECHHS, 1999-2000
Amanda Parker, ECHHS, 2005-06
Michael Irwin, CHHS, 2007-08
Amanda Galvin, ECHHS, 2009-10
Mary Beth Braker, Carrboro High, 2011-12
Ashley Lang, ECHHS, 2013-14
Brian Link, ECHHS, 2015-16                             

Heavner Award for Excellence in                                            
Teaching Cultural Arts (3-year award)
Paul Hrusovsky, Glenwood, 1988-89
Alycia Allen, CHHS, 1991-92              

GlaxoSmithKline Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School                                  
Math or Science (2-year award) 
Patricia Hicks, Culbreth, 1988-89
David Jones, Phillips, 1990-91
Barbara Pedersen, Phillips, 1993-94
Priscilla Dennison, McDougle, 1997-98
Ruben Giral, McDougle, 2000-01
Rob Frescoln, Phillips, 2004-05
Patty Berge, McDougle, 2006-07
Fiona Rae, Culbreth, 2007-08
Kelly Sears, Smith, 2010-11
Danae Shipp, McDougle, 2013-14 
Nick Von Hoene, Smith, 2015-16 

Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Middle School Language Arts or Social Studies (2-year award)
Pat Brooks, Phillips, 1991-92
Mary Gunderson, Culbreth, 1991-92
Anne Browning, Phillips, 1992-93
Jean Parrish, Phillips, 1993-94
Dorothy Works, McDougle, 1995-96
Jami Burns, McDougle, 1997-98
Barbara Murray, Phillips, 1999-2000
Mary Harris, Phillips, 2001-02
Jean Simons, Smith, 2003-04
Rebecca Campbell, Phillips, 2005-06
Ann Collins, Culbreth, 2007-08
Jessica Benninger, Culbreth, 2009-10
Christina Atack, McDougle, 2011-12
Jennifer Scott, Phillips, 2012-13 
Erin White, Smith Middle, 2014-15 
George Gilmer, Smith, 2016-17 

PTA Chair for Excellence in Teaching the Cultural Arts (3-year award)
Sandy Williamson, CHHS, Spanish, 1992-93
Ken Stewart, CHHS, Spanish, 1995-96
Pam Pate, CHHS, Art, 1998-99
Gloria Van Dam, CHHS, French, 2001-02
Marilyn Meltzer, CHHS, German, 2004-05
Angela Kileff, CHHS, Spanish, 2007-08
Tom Drago, CHHS, Drama, 2010-11
Jack Watson, CHHS, Art, 2013-14
Ann Daaleman, Phillips, 2016-17 

Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching
the Primary Grades (PreK-2)
Ann Overton, Grade 1, Ephesus, 1993-94
Janice Croasmun, Grade 2, Carrboro, 1994-95
Pat Chancer, Grade 3, FPG, 1995-96
Karen Reid, Grade K, McDougle, 1996-97
Emily Bivins, Grade 1, McDougle, 1998-99
Faye Barker, Grade 2, Rashkis, 1999-2001
Pam Peterson, Grade 2-3, Mary Scroggs, 2001-02
Brenda Ankney Stephans, Grade K, Carrboro, 2003-04
Coretta Sharpless, Grade 1, Carrboro, 2005-06
Karoline Matthewson, Grade 2, Ephesus, 2007-08
Toni De Marco, Grade K, Morris Grove, 2009-10
Suzanne Stokes, Grade 1, FPG, 2011-12
Ashley Laver, Kindergarten, Rashkis, 2013-14 

Upper Elementary Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Innovation – Grades 3-5 (2-year award)
Arlene Rosenfeld, Grade 3, Seawell, 1996-97
Diane Leusky, Grade 4, Ephesus, 1998-99
Jeannette Blackwell, Grade 5, McDougle, 2000-01
Helen Maxwell, Grade 3, Carrboro, 2002-03
Ursula Carswell, Grade 4, McDougle, 2004-05
Katherine Andrews, Grade 5, McDougle, 2006-07
Claire Nelson, Grade 3, Rashkis, 2008-09
Elizabeth Meunier, Grade 4, Carrboro, 2010-11
Tate Little, Grade 5, Carrboro, 2012-13 
Lauren Boening, Grade 3, Morris Grove, 2014-15 
Candace Crothers, Grade 3, Glenwood, 2016-17

University Mall Award for Excellence
in Teaching Second Languages
Carol Orringer, Ephesus, French

Burton Stuart Chair for Promising New
Teachers in Math or Science
(3-year award) 
Jason Curtis, Physics, CHHS, 2000-01
Darryl Piggott, ECHHS, 2003-04
Rebecca Hite Mercadoocasio, Science, CHHS, 2006-07
Daniel Murphy, Science, ECHHS, 2010-11
Katherine Whittington, Math, Phillips, 2013-14
Morgan May, Science, Culbreth, 2016-17

Neil Pedersen Teachers First Chair for Excellence
in Classroom Technology (rotates between
Classroom Teachers and Technology Specialists)
Pat Chancer, Grade 3, McDougle, 2001-02
Melinda Fitzgerald, Science, Smith Middle, 2003-04
Stephanie Hebdon, Technology Specialist, McDougle Elementary, 2005-06
Heather Taxis, Grade 4, Mary Scroggs Elementary, 2007-08
Amanda Galvin, Science, ECHHS, 2009-10
Tracey Hartman, Technology Specialist, Morris Grove Elementary, 2011-12
Candace White, Grade 3, Glenwood Elementary, 2013-14 
Jessie Grinnell, Math, Culbreth, 2015-16

Elmo’s Diner Award for Excellence in Teaching World 
Language / ELL (1-year award)
Sandy Williamson, Spanish, ECHHS, 2005-06
Greg Cain, ESL, Smith, 2006-07
Sally Merryman Smith, Spanish, Smith, 2007-08
Janet Davis-Castro, ELL, McDougle Elementary, 2008-09
L.J. Randolph, Spanish, Carrboro High, 2009-10
Julie Dermody, ELL, McDougle Elementary, 2010-11
Karen Galassi-Ferrer, World Language, ECHHS, 2011-12
Mimi Collins, ELL, Culbreth, 2012-13
Katherine McKinnon, Seawell Elementary, 2014-15 
Jessica Kelly, French, Culbreth, 2015-16
Beth Watson, ESL, ECHHS, 2016-17 

Jeanette Blackwell Mentor Teacher Award
Elizabeth Angell, Gifted Education Specialist, Glenwood Elementary, 2008-9
Kim Fearrington, Carrboro Elementary, 2009-10
Katherine Andrews, Morris Grove Elementary, 2010-11
Louise Peters, Reading Specialist, McDougle Middle, 2011-12
Christina Royster, Literacy Coach, Rashkis Elementary, 2012-13 
Alisa McAlister, McDougle Middle, 2013-14
Kendra Suggs-Shealey, Lincoln Center, 2014-15 
Tina Mansfield, Morris Grove Elementary, 2015-16
Catherine Molyet, McDougle Middle, 2016-17 

Mary Scroggs Award for Excellence in Support ServicesRose Hetzell, Lincoln Center Human Resources, 2008-9
Jim Ellis, CHCCS Transportation, 2009-10
Donna Gates, School Secretary, Culbreth Middle School, 2010-11 
Melodie Kelly, Administrative Assistant, Rashkis Elementary, 2011-12 
Kristy Perone, Teacher's Assistant, Mary Scoggs Elementary, 2012-13
Gina Clark, Custodian, McDougle Elementary, 2013-14
Mark Foushee, Transportation, 2014-15 
Bobby Woodard, Maintenance Department, 2015-16
Cedric Bush, Teacher's Assistant, Morris Grove Elementary, 2016-17 

Public School Foundation Award for Excellence in Exceptional Education
and Student Services (EESS)
Clementine Self, Reading Specialist, Seawell Elementary School, 2003-4
Rita Simpson, Exceptional Education, McDougle Middle, 2006-7
Terry Richards, Phillips Middle School, 2007-8
Paula Ferrell, McDougle Middle School, 2008-9
Caroline Carlson, Estes Hills Elementary, 2009-10
Linda Jens, Frank Porter Graham Elementary, 2010-11
Hannah Goodwin-Brown, Carrboro Elementary, 2011-12
Beth Kinney, Math, McDougle Elementary School, 2012-13
Amy Lineberry, Phillips,  2013-14
Jennifer Michalenok, CHHS, 2014-15 
Irene Slydel, Nurse, Smith Middle School, 2013-14
Beth Murphy, Rashkis Elementary, 2014-15
Betsy Booth, Social Worker, Estes Hills Elementary, 2015-16
Matt Straub, Culbreth Middle School, 2016-17 

Public School Foundation Promising New Teacher Award
Kendra Fisher, Grade 3, Carrboro Elementary School, 2005-6
Anna Collins, Kindergarten, Rashkis Elementary School, 2006-7
Bernadette Woods, Carrboro High School, 2007-8
Chye Kornegay, East Chapel Hill High School, 2008-9
Kathleen Carswell, Grade 5, Morris Grove Elementary School, 2012-13
Jasmine Johnson, Scroggs Elementary, 2013-14
Diamond Jones, Northside Elementary, 2014-15
Morgan May, Culbreth Middle School, 2015-16
Claire Gough, Culbreth Middle School, 2016-17 

Public School Foundation Award for Support Staff Excellence in Exceptional Education and Student Services
Kerry Sherrill, Family Specialist, Carrboro Elementary School, 2004-5
Carol Grigg, Nurse, Culbreth Middle School and Phoenix, 2005-6
Rhonda Hairston, Counselor, McDougle Middle, 2007-8
Emily Avetta, School Psychologist, Rashkis and Scroggs Elementary, 2008-9
Tina Moore, Family Specialist, Smith Middle School, 2012-13

Principal of the Year Award
Beverly Rudolph, Culbreth Middle School, 2016-17 

Assistant Principal of the Year Award
Jonathan Woody, Carrboro Elementary School, 2016-17 

Award for Excellence in District Administration
Elaine Watson-Grant, Dual/World Language Coordinator, Lincoln Center, 2016-17 

Teacher of the Year Award
Lauren Boening, Morris Grove Elementary, 2016-17 

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