For over 10 year the Great Books Foundation has honored outstanding educators with the Great Books Great Teachers and Lifetime Achievement awards. From kindergarten through high school, these teachers transform their classrooms, schools, and districts into engaging learning environments where students thrive and make dramatic gains in essential literacy skills.
Every spring the Foundation commends the work of Great Teachers by inviting them to Chicago for a weekend celebration. Teachers attend an awards dinner in their honor and are the Foundation's special guests at Great Books Chicago, an annual event for Great Books enthusiasts that includes participating in Shared Inquiry™ discussions and enjoying a variety of cultural activities at Chicago theaters, museums, and architectural landmarks.
The 2010 Great Books Great Teachers and Lifetime Achievement award recipients come from diverse environments including elementary schools, high schools, inner-city schools, rural schools, and private schools, as well as special needs and gifted programs. Congratulations!
Rebecca Beghin-Johnson—P.S. 146, Bronx, New York
Alanna Blecha—Thomson Elementary School, Washington D.C.
Cathy Campagna—Holy Name of Jesus School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Heidi Champagne—Turkey Hill Middle School, Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Carol Graham—Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, Georgia
Larganette Hawkins—Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois
Lindsay Irwin—Saint Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas
Kathy Kendrick—Sims Middle School, Union, South Carolina
Megan Mathers—Chevy Chase Elementary, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Kim McConnell—Commonwealth Connections Academy, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nancy Newell—Copperfield Elementary School, Austin, Texas
Rick Rizzo—Albany Park Multicultural Academy, Chicago, Illinois
Lisanne Schatz—P.S. 146, Bronx, New York
Dr. Sidney Baker—Principal, Sarah Smith Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia
Roberta Davenport—Principal, P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams School, Brooklyn, New York
Susan McCloud—Assistant Superintendent, Russellville Independent School District, Russellville, Kentucky
Cindy Reuther—Executive Directive, Laura Jeffrey Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota