Region's top teachers to be honored at McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching
Radford University will host the 2017 McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching ceremony at 6:30 p.m., April 6, in Preston Hall’s Bondurant Auditorium.
The annual event, now in its 18th year, honors the Blue Ridge region's best teachers with the McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Six finalists have been selected for the 2017 awards.
Two winners, one from the elementary category and one from the secondary category, will be awarded $25,000 each. Winners will be announced at the ceremony conducted by the McGlothlin Foundation, Blue Ridge PBS and Radford University’s College of Education and Human Development.
McGlothlin award winners must use a portion of their monetary prize within a year for international travel or study to broaden their thinking and experiences, and to further enhance their excellence as professional educators.
The three finalists in the elementary category are:
Glen Chilcote – Kipps Elementary School, Montgomery County
Christina "Tina" Coffee – Oak Grove Elementary School, Roanoke County
Tim Kilbourne – Meadowview Elementary School - Washington County
The three finalists in the secondary category are:
Fred Mitchell – Carroll County High School, Carroll County
Angela Myers – Read Mountain Middle School, Botetourt County
Judith Painter – Andrew Lewis Middle School, Salem City
“This award will recognize in a rather significant way what we consider one of the most important professions – and one with so many unsung heroes,” said Tom McGlothlin.
This year's event will also be connecting with StoryCorps to promote and celebrate the wisdom and power of dedicated teachers locally and globally by recording conversations about teaching to be archived for posterity. To learn more and participate in this initiative, visit: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/about/mcglothlin/storycorps.html
The awards ceremony caps the day's McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching events. Activities begin at 2 p.m. with a tea with the CEHD dean event for retired teachers and alumni. Various break-out sessions will follow at 4 p.m. in Heth Hall and a StoryCorps/TeacherCorps kickoff event at 5 p.m. in the Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium.
To learn more about the McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching event at Radford University, email firstname.lastname@example.org.