Congratulations to our 2013 Apple for the Teacher award recipients!
Cathy Gee from Boynton Middle School
Janet Bowman from Ithaca High School
Chris Barley from Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
Last year's award recipients included:
Steve Kirsch from Boynton Middle School
Dara Anissi from Lehman Alternative Community School
Judy Cogan from Ithaca High School
Diane Hallet from Northeast School
Congratulations to Jenny Emerson, Fall Creek Elementary teacher!
At the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) Convocation for all staff members on Tuesday, September 3, Jenny Emerson was honored with the Raymond C. Loehr Innovative Science Teaching Award. Presenting the award that is managed by the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) was Ann Caren, IPEI board member and Awards Committee Chair.
Caren announced the 2013 recipient of the award that was initiated by Loehr's family in honor of his career as a science educator at the time of his 70th birthday. It has been presented to many different teachers from ICSD's elementary and secondary schools. A second award in his honor is presented each June to a student who excels in environmental science.
Emerson teaches fourth grade at Fall Creek Elementary School. She was nominated by her principal, Michael Simons.
The 2012 recipient was Jennifer Wilkie, South Hill Elementary.
Congratulations to Janet Bowman, IHS French teacher, on receiving one of two TC3 CollegeNow faculty awards given at the annual professional development event for excellence in teaching.
Teachers from the 45 participating school districts are nominated by colleagues or students. In Janet's case, students nominated her and wrote glowing reviews of her teaching, which were read at the presentation. Comments included her quick turnaround time of grading tests and the challenge of her lessons. One even suggested she deserved a raise. It was evident she had no idea that this award would be given to her, and it was a great pleasure to see her receive it.