McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching

McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching

Congratulations to Alice Watson and Stephanie Miller

2016 McGlothlin Award Winners!

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Alice Watson, is an elementary music teacher at Leesville Road Elementary School in Campbell County, VA.  She is passionate about music and feels that it is just as important as any other content area. She plans on traveling to New Zealand as she has no music from there to use in her classroom. She wants to find it and bring it back to her students. Watson applied for the award in previous years and feels that each time she went through the application process it “made her a better person and made her look at what she does every day” in her teaching.

The secondary level winner, Stephanie Miller, teaches math at Colonial Heights Middle School in Kingsport, TN.  She has also taught math at the elementary level. Her travel plans will take her to Switzerland -- to investigate why their students are rated so highly in math skills. While traveling, she plans on keeping connected to the students in her school through the Internet. Miller says that applying for the award provided for “self-reflection” and she learned to collaborate to identify better resources.

Mark your calendars for the 2017 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence, April 6, 2017. Blue Ridge Public Television will launch calls for entry in September 2016 for the 2017 nomination and judging process.