Educator Awards & Recognitions

   
   
VERMONT EDUCATORS TALENT POOL
   
 

The State of Vermont maintains a file of emerging classroom leaders. These educators may be considered for membership on advisory boards, work groups, task forces, and special recognition programs. Your confidential recommendations will help us to identify educators who are of great value to your community and state, and who may ultimately receive prestigious recognition. Contact Angela Ross, Education & Public Information Officer (PIO), at angela.ross@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1240 for more information. These nominations are accepted year round.

  • Talent Pool Recommendation Form
    Nominations for 2014 are now being accepted.

    Nominations are due by Monday, June 30, 2014.  Return completed letter(s) and form(s) via Email: angela.ross@state.vt.us or Mail:

    Angela Ross, Public Information Officer
    Vermont Agency of Education
    219 North Main Street, Suite 402
    Barre, VT 05641

   
   
VERMONT TEACHER OF THE YEAR
   
 
2014 Vermont Teacher of the Year Recipients
 
The 2014 Vermont Teacher of the Year Recipients. From left to right: finalist Valerie Gasco (Special Educator at Riverside Middle School in Springfield), teacher of the year Luke Foley (Alternative Program teacher at Northfield Middle High School in Northfield), and alternate Katy Farber (6th grade teacher at Rumney Memorial School in Middlesex).
   
 

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NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
   
  The 2013 National Teacher of the Year is Jeff Charbonneau, a 9-12th grade Chemistry, Physics and Engineering teacher in Washington state.
   
  Read the Press Release:
  WA Teacher Named 2013 National Teacher of the Year
   
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  National Teacher of the Year Award
   
   
MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARDS
   
 
Katie Sedore Milken Award Recipient 2013  

The 2013 Milken Educator Award recipient is Katie Sedore, an English/Language Arts teacher at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont.

Learn more About Katie Sedore

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Milken Educator Award

   
   
VERMONT SCHOOLS HONORED FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT (2013)
   
 

Acknowledged Schools
Schools acknowledged for their commitment to continuous improvement demonstrated by an increase of 10% or more in reading or math AYP index scores for one or more student subgroups.

Learn more about the Vermont Teacher of the Year Award List of Acknowledged Schools

Recognized Schools
Schools recognized for their commitment to continuous improvement demonstrated by the fact that the percentage of all students in the proficient or above category for NECAP scores in both reading and mathematics is 15% to 20% above the state average.

Learn more about the Vermont Teacher of the Year Award List of Recognized Schools

Commended Schools
Schools commended for their commitment to continuous improvement demonstrated by the fact that the percentage of all students in the proficient or above category for NECAP scores in both reading and mathematics is 20% or more above the state average.

Learn more about the Vermont Teacher of the Year Award List of Commended Schools

Met AYP Targets
Schools congratulated for having met AYP targets for all student groups for which it is accountable.

Learn more about the Vermont Teacher of the Year Award List of Schools Meeting AYP

   
  View the Complete AYP Data
   
   
PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING (PAEMST)
   
 

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.

2014 Nominations for Grade K-6 School Teachers
Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominate exceptional math or science teachers teaching grades K-6 for the 2014 award year.

How to Apply
Visit the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching website.

Looking for more information? Contact Kathy Renfrew or visit the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching website.

2010 PAEMST
On April 28, 2011 President Obama named 85 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award winners went to Washington, DC and were recognized by President Obama.

View additional information about the award and/or submit a nomination form.

   
 
2013 VERMONT SCHOOL WELLNESS AWARDS ANNOUNCED
   
  Congratulations to the following schools that earned honors for policies and practices that reflect a high priority on healthy outcomes for children, and support a culture of health and wellness for employees. These awards are given by the Vermont Department of Health in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Education, New England Dairy and Food Council and the Vermont Health Education Initiative. The complete press release is available here. For more information contact Todd Perry at (802) 859-5909 or todd.perry@state.vt.us.
   
 

Most Improvement ($5,000)

  • St. Johnsbury School

Elementary School

  • Gold ($3,000) – Northwest Primary School (Rutland)
  • Silver ($2,000) – St. Albans City School
  • Bronze ($1,000) - JFK Elementary (Winooski)

Middle School

  • Gold ($3,000) – Edmunds Middle School (Burlington)
  • Silver ($2,000) – Coventry Village School
  • Bronze ($1,000) – Milton Herrick Ave. School (Milton)

High School

  • Gold ($3,000) – Twinfield Union School (Marshfield)
  • Silver ($2,000) – Burlington High School
  • Bronze ($1,000) – Montpelier High School
 
 
OTHER RECOGNITION
   
 

Real World Design Challenge 2012 Vermont Winners
Vermont’s State Champions in the Real World Design Challenge spent last weekend in Washington, D.C. competing against 28 other state teams for the National championship. The National challenge this year was to design an efficient, low-carbon-emission and environmentally friendly personal light sport aircraft. MACH 8, the state team from South Burlington High School, presented their design and technical documentation to a panel of judges representing government, industry, and higher education. While they did not take the final championship, the team finished strong and was very proud of their final design. Steve Barner, teacher and coach for MACH 8, provided substantial support for the team throughout the fall and winter.

The students, Neel Desai, Jonathan Girard, Austin Goddard, Neharika Khandavalli, Fathima Sameen, Vishnu Premsankar and Raihan Kabir gave an amazing presentation on their aviation design for a panel of judges on Saturday morning. In the end, Kansas was crowned the national champion. Please check out the Real World Design Challenge website for information on next years challenge.

   
  Resolution to Honor Dr. Fayneese Miller for Distinguished, Collaborative, and Faithful Service as a Member and Chair of the State Board of Education
Fayneese − as you depart from service to the Board, the Department, and to Vermont’s schools − we welcome the opportunity to recognize and honor the broad range of your achievements on behalf of public education, and the experiences, qualities, and values through which those achievements are grounded and sustained.
   
  2012 School Wellness Award Winners
Congratulations to all schools who earned a 2012 Fit and Healthy Kids School Wellness Award. These honors recognize schools whose policies and practices reflect a high priority on healthy outcomes for children and staff. Top scoring schools (listed here) receive cash prizes to support school wellness activities and a banner recognizing their efforts.
   
  2011 State Board of Education Martha H O’Connor Award Nominations
This award is presented annually to a private citizen who most closely follows the ideals embodied during Martha’s tenure with the State Board of Education. The nominee should be someone from a community who is not currently paid by a school district but who is dedicated to Vermont’s school children.
   
 

2011 Fit and Healthy Kids School Wellness Award Recipients
These honors recognize schools whose policies and practices reflect a high priority on healthy outcomes for children and staff. Top scoring schools receive cash prizes to support school wellness activities and a banner recognizing their efforts.

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