Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Honorees of Teaching Chairs and Awards

Elmo’s 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

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

Heavner Award for Excellence in                                            
Teaching Cultural Arts (3-year award)            

Paul Hrusovsky, Glenwood, 1988-89
Alycia Allen, CHHS, 1991-92

GlaxoSmithKline Junior High/Middle                                      
School Science Teaching Chair (3-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

Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Middle School Language Arts (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 

CHHS PTSA Humanities Chair (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

Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching
the Primary Grades (K-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

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 

University Mall Award for Excellence
in Teaching Second Languages

Carol Orringer, Ephesus, French

Burton Stuart Chair for Promising New
High School 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

Pedersen Teachers First Chair (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

Elmo’s Foreign Language / ELL Award (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

Jeannette Blackwell Mentoring 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 

Mary Scroggs Award for Excellence in Support Services

Rose 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

Public School Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching Exceptional Education

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

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

Public School Foundation Award for Promising New Teachers

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

Principal of the Year Award

Marny Ruben, Seawell Elementary, 2012-13

Assistant Principal of the Year Award

 Robert Bales, McDougle Middle, 2012-13

 

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