Local school selected as Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Affiliate School
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has selected St. Brendan School in Ormond Beach as an affiliate school.
St. Brendan School joins a network of schools across the nation committed to rigorous, document-based history education. Students and teachers at the school will receive direct access to Gilder Lehrman's award-winning resources for teachers and students.
For more information, visit www.gilderlehrman.org.
Teacher of the Year finalist named
In December, Volusia County Schools announced five finalists for 2013 Teacher of the Year from a pool of candidates nominated by every public school in the district.
The five finalists are:
Kip Dickens-Best, Pine Trail Elementary; Leslie Birney, Citrus Grove Elementary; Heather Henderson, University High; Melissa Marple, Edgewater Public and Sandra Tweedy, Spruce Creek High School.
A teacher of the Year sub-committee spent more than a week reading every application to select the top candidates. Those applications were then read and ranked by a larger committee who chose the five finalists.
The finalists were visited by a team responsible for deciding the district's winner, based on observing teaching in the classroom and an interview with each candidate.
The winner will be named at an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort. The district honoree then will be nominated for the state Teacher of the Year program and will serve as Volusia's representative of quality education through the 2011-2012 school year.