2012 TEACHERS HALL OF FAME
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Tom Beach (Worcester, VT)
When I was in 5th and 6th Grade, my teacher, Tom Beach, was the first teacher to truly notice me and recognize my love of and talent for writing; additionally, he was possibly the only teacher who always made women an integral part of his curriculum.
Catherine Chambliss (Collegeville, PA)
When I graduated from Ursinus College at the age of 58, Dr. Chamblis, who made learning interesting and fun, remained the best teacher I ever had in all my years of night school. (Lynn Hamilton-Watters)
Cathy Cruze (Madera, CA)
Recognized by her students, their parent, and her colleagues for the impact she has made on the lives of thousands of her students , Ms. Cruze through her joyful example instills in her second graders the values of honesty, self confidence, and respect for other.
Chaka Davis (Laurinburg, NC)
A dedicated Kindergarten teacher and loving mother, Ms. Davis has been recognized for her extraordinary dedication and amazing ability to encourage her students to believe in their ability to achieve against all odds. (Mary Evans)
Eileen Depreo (Madisonville, LA)
Mrs. Depreo is an inspiration in the classroom and as an administrator and she is the reason I love teaching. (Elise Cuevas)
Ms. Doyle’s innovative teaching methods and enthusiasm ensures that her inclusion students are connected with all aspects of classroom life. (Tess Sneesby, Fran Duckworth, Ellen Clough)
Corbette Doyle (Nashville, TN)
Ms. Doyle has dedicated her life to inspiring and empowering emerging female leaders with her teaching and knowledge as well as her pioneering leadership, continual encouragement, and most especially her remarkable example. (Shai Rasmussen)
Molly Kelly-Elliott (Loveland, OH)
Ms. Kelly-Elliot extends dignity, support, encouragement and high expectations to her students who are future teacher educators, empowering them to will make a difference in the lives of young children. She touches the future.... (Kathy McMahon Klosterman)
Jennifer L. Forrest (Rockville, MD)
Ms. forest has a special connection with her students and especially encourages girls to consider engineering as a career (Barbara J. Miller)
Tricia Frank. (Berkeley, MO)
Ms. Frank, who loves her job and her students, is a high school English teacher, a coach and a mentor full of energy, life, creativity, beauty and love. (Terri (Mertell) Anderson)
Mrs. Ethel Freeman and Mrs. Mary Bunch (Lakeland, FL)
Profound Gratitude to Mrs. Mary Bunch and Mrs. Ethel Freeman for several years of devoted service in education, impacting lives positively daily. (Louvesa T. Herbert)
Barbara Gilbert (Pittsboro, NC)
When I met Barb—she was a teacher's aide and we were both new widows, in our 50s. Her ability to becoming a full-fledged teacher, with so much joy in her fourth-grade students, and her commitment to supporting each as an individual--even though it meant bucking the system--are inspiring. (Michele La Rue)
Carol Artacho Guerra (Simsbury, CT)
As a former co-worker, I have witnessed Carol Artacho Guerra acting as mentor, advisor, and role model to dozens of undergraduate and graduate students (male and especially female), positively impacting their careers and futures and reinforcing their choices - especially important in our gender biased environment. (Kim Giard)
Marjorie Head (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
We want to honor the Majorie Head’s 45 plus years of outstanding leadership and dedication to students and the education profession. (Karen, Barbara and Iris)
Ms. Kenney sees her students as whole persons, and incorporates a “thinking outside the box” approach to the daily curriculum that encourages real growth. (Tess Sneesby, Fran Duckworth, Ellen Clough)
Dr. Anne-Marie Mallon (Keene, NH)
The forthright, open, honest and passionate manner of the gift teacher Dr. Mallon, who was my teacher in a African-American Women Writers literature course in the 90’s, has been my inspiration in returning to the classroom to finish my bachelors degree.
Kate McMahon (Washington, DC)
Ms. McMahon is a tireless advocate on the behalf of children, who are the center of all her work, in providing them with outstanding teachers.
(Kathy McMahon Klosterman)
Dr. Christine Norris (memorial)
Dr. Norris was a personal and professional inspiration, who taught me more than she will ever know. (Jennifer Tuttle )
Kathy Rigsby (Louisville, CO)
Ms. Rigsby is an outstanding professional educator who is dedicated to ensuring that all children can receive an excellent education to help them achieve their dreams.
Katie Rushing (Indianapolis, IN)
Ms. Rushing is a first grade teacher at St. Richard's Episcopal School, who represents the best of a loving, supportive educator with high expectations for each young person she touches encouraging them to develop the foundational skills and habits for academic success.
(Gail M. Pebworth)
Dawn Silhavy (Santa Monica, CA)
Ms. Silhavy, is a smart and caring women who doesn't just teach children math, science, language arts or social studies, she teaches us responsibility, builds our confidence and prepares us for our future. (Jillian Axel, 5th Grader at Franklin Elementary School, Santa Monica, CA)
Lorraine Simone (aka Deep Arrow Woman) (Southampton, NY)
Honoring her impact on thousands of lives, while sharing the very beautiful and powerful gift of Women's Ways (trademark) for over 20 years working in such a deep way toward a world where women are empowered and the feminine is recognized and remembered for all that it embraces. (Laina Gallen)
Marcy Weston and Dr. Traci Guinn (Mount Pleasant, MI)
Honoring their dedication to the development of women on the campus of Central Michigan as the 2012 Woman of the Year and 2012 Woman of Excellence respectively. (Amy McGinnis)
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