Sandpoint teacher one of 100 best in nation
A teacher at Stidwell Elementary School has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 most outstanding educators by a program recognizing innovative teaching methods.
SEATTLE — A teacher at Stidwell Elementary School has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 most outstanding educators by a program recognizing innovative teaching methods.
Jana DeBoard was honored for her C.A.R.E. (Children and Adults Reaching for Excellence) program, which designates a quiet space inside the Stidwell Learning Center for volunteers to tutor children.
The tribute was made by the Education's Unsung Heroes Awards program, sponsored by ReliaStar and Northern Life Insurance Company.
The program recognizes kindergarten through 12th grade educators nationwide for innovation, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach.
Now in its fifth year, the Unsung Heroes program has awarded more than $1.1 million to 460 teachers.
DeBoard's C.A.R.E. project allowed students to receive tutoring with adults one-on-one or in small groups, providing instant feedback and individual instruction at their own learning levels.
DeBoard will receive $2,000 to be used to further the project within the school or school system. She also will now be able to compete for the program's top awards of up to $25,000.
Information about the Education's Unsung Heroes Awards program can be found online at
www.unsungheroes.com. Applications for the 2001 awards are available on the Web site or by calling 1-800426-7050, extension 62888.
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