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Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation honors teachers, staff

Laura Abbey Brown
Special to the Sun

Courtesy photos The 2012 -2013 Linda Brown Fellows Award winners, from left: Amalia Niewendorp, Truckee Elementary; Sherry BurnsSullivan, Truckee Elementary; Rita Moring, Tahoe Lake Elementary; and Jennifer Smith, Truckee High School

TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation announced the recipients of the 2012-2013 Linda Brown Fellows and Star Awards at the District Convocation event on Monday, Aug. 27, at North Tahoe High School.

The 2012-2013 Linda Brown Fellows recipients are: Sherry Burns Sullivan, Truckee Elementary; Rita Moring, Tahoe Lake Elementary; Amalia Niewendorp, Truckee Elementary; and Jennifer Smith, Truckee High School.

Recipients each receive $2,000 to be used to enhance educational work within the district and $1,000 for their personal use.

The Fellows Program is designed to recognize outstanding teachers and staff members who demonstrate originality, innovation and dedication to the teaching profession that is above and beyond the normally high standards of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

The 2012-2013 Star Award Recipients are: Sergui Balint, District Technology; Dawn Clifton, Truckee Elementary; Vicki Edelstein, Kings Beach Elementary; Donna Marshman, Truckee Elementary; and Louise Reith, Transportation.

The Star Award is given to recognize TTUSD classified employees who positively impact the lives of the students by providing outstanding support in their positions. The recipients each received $1,000 for their personal use.

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Nominations for both the Fellows and Star Awards come from students, parents and community members, as well as any TTUSD staff member. No self-nominations or those from Excellence in Education board members are accepted.

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization. The Foundation enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to strengthen the learning experience for students. Each year Excellence in Education raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole. Learn more at http://www.exined.org.