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Six teachers honored at awards

Staff reports

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation has announced the recipients of its third annual Linda Brown Fellows Awards.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, at the school district’s annual, all-employee back-to-school meeting, Fellows awards were presented to six teachers.

This year’s Fellows recipients are: Nancy Shaeffer, Truckee Elementary; Danny Brolliar, Tahoe Lake Elementary; Carolyn Keigley, Glenshire Elementary; Dick Lingle, North Tahoe High School; Lisa Furr, TTHS/NTHS Special Education; and Dave Green, Tahoe-Truckee High School.

The Fellows Program was created to help promote excellence in teaching. The honor is presented to full-time teachers who exhibit extraordinary creativity and commitment to teaching, and also demonstrate exceptional dedication to innovation.

Each recipient will receive a $1,500 cash grant, to be spent in any way that enhances student or teacher academics during the 2001-2002 school year. Last year, the awards were named in honor of long time Truckee Tahoe Unified School District teacher and founding Excellence in Education board member Linda Brown.

The Foundation Board commends the outstanding efforts of all the teachers who were nominated for Fellows Awards.

From the Truckee side of the district, the nominees included: Margaret Abbott, Judi Cwikla, Cindy Harris, Sara Kuttle, Julia Lawrence, Kilty Highfill, Lissa Johnson and Sarah Urmston. Nominations from the Lake side included: Barbara Gordon, Lisa Melin, Christine Anderson, Jan Moseley and Kate Thomas.

The next opportunity to nominate teachers for the Linda Brown Excellence in Education Fellows Awards will be in the spring of 2002.


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