2000 Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Winners Announced By Technology & Learning Magazine

13th Annual Awards Program Honors K-12 Teachers for Classroom Technology Innovations. HP & NetSchools are Program Sponsors with The Learning Company as Contributing Sponsor

Oct 26, 2000

TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING magazine, the number one publication in the market of education technology, announced today the Semi-Finalists for the 2000 TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING Teacher of the Year Awards program. The 13th Annual Awards program honors K-12 teachers who use technology to inspire students and enhance learning. Hewlett-Packard and NetSchools sponsor the awards program. The Learning Company is a contributing sponsor.

The Semi-Finalists, selected by a panel of distinguished judges coordinated by TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING, were chosen from schools across the country. From the semifinalists, four regional winners will be selected. One of the four Regional Winners will then be named the 2000 TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING Teacher of the Year, to be announced today, at an awards reception at the NSBA T + L Conference in Denver, Colorado.

"Each entrant in this year's Teacher of the Year program takes a unique approach to integrating technology in his or her school or classroom," said Susan McLester, newly named editor-in-chief, of TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING magazine. "They come from all parts of the country with distinct backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: a remarkable level of dedication to teaching and to their students."

The Learning Company will supply each State Winner with Carmen Sandiego's ThinkQuick Challenge and a KidPix Studio Third Edition software. TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING will provide a one-year subscription to the publication, recognition in the December 2000 issue and a personalized award certificate.

In addition, Regional Winners will receive all of the above prizes plus two state-of-the-art Hewlett Packard multimedia computers (one for the educators' personal use and one for their school), attendance (including travel costs) at the NSBA T + L Conference, an invitation to serve on TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING's Editorial Advisory Board, coverage in a spotlight article in the December 2000 issue of the magazine and a choice of one software product from The Learning Company.

The National Teacher of the Year winner will receive all of the above plus the following products from The Learning Company: the complete NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Living Books Library, Stagecast Creator and The Complete CornerStone Reading Strand.

TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING is a national magazine for teachers and school administrators, published by CMP Media, Inc, San Francisco. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING is the leading magazine for educators using technology. TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING has a circulation of more than 80,000. For more information, visit TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING'S Web site at http://www.techlearning.com/.

NetSchools Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the leading one-to-one e-learning company focused on transforming K-12 education through technology integration. The company offers NetSchools Constellation™, a complete Internet-based learning system that fosters focused interaction between students, teachers and families by providing every student with a rugged wireless laptop computer, a local area infrared network allowing high speed system connectivity for every student, proprietary curriculum software, and technical and long-term instructional support. NetSchools has installed its comprehensive Constellation product in 36 schools for approximately 14,000 students in Texas, California, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Connecticut, Georgia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Colorado, Massachusetts, Idaho and New Jersey. The Internet-based curriculum, assessment and community-building components of NetSchools Constellation™ are also separately available to schools nationwide on the company's new web service, NetSchools.com. For more information about NetSchools Corporation, please visit http://www.netschools.com/.

The Learning Company is an industry leader in providing educators with innovative software tools and support materials that effectively integrate technology into the classroom and promote the development of successful learners. Comprehensive School Editions of its award-winning titles are sold through its Authorized Education Resellers and by direct sales to schools at (800) 825-4420. The web site for educators is located at http://www.learningcompanyschool.com/. CMP Media Inc. is the leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. With its portfolio of newspapers, magazines, custom publishing, Internet products, research, consulting and conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Online editions of the company's print publications, along with products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found on CMPnet at http://www.cmpnet.com/.

  2000 State Winners

  Name                 School                        City, State

  Teresa Zimmer        Carlisle Park Middle School   Scottsboro, Al
  Ana Gavin            Kyrene de la Sierra           Sun Lakes, AZ
  Randall W. Depew     Mt. Diablo High School        Richmond, CA
  Edward O'Leary       Cheyenne Mtn.                 Colorado
                        Elementary School             Springs, CO
  Alesia B.
   Slocumb-Bradford    Jefferson JHS                 Washington, DC
  Janet H. Adams       Lake Gibson Senior            Lakeland, FL
                        High School
  Denise H. Assad      Florine Dial Johnston         Marietta, GA
  Lena Kanemori        Enchanted Lake                Kaneohe, HI
                        Elementary School
  Kathy Cox            South Tama County             P.O. Box 508,
                        High School                   Montezuma, IA
  Jason Torgrimson     O'Leary Junior High           Twin Falls, ID
  Jeannie Linss        Holmes Elementary School      Lyons, IL
  Mark C. Gibson       Indian Creek Science          Indianapolis, IN
                        and Technology Magnet
  Joyce Jilg           Lincoln Elementary            Hays, KS
  Monica Lynn Folse    Estelle Elementary School     Marrero, LA
  Dawn Getzandanner    Valley Elementary             Knoxville, MD
  Sally Irons          Niles High School             Niles, MI
  Rojanne Brown        Willow Lane Elementary        Maple Grove, MN
  Edna Waller          Magnolia Park Elementary      Ocean Springs, MS
  Pamela S.
   Christopher         Central Elementary            Union Grove, NC
  Raymond D. Flaherty  Hampstead Middle School       Hampstead, NH
  Elaine Insinnia      Columbia Middle School        Clifton, NJ  07013
  Kathy Dunne          Advanced Technologies         Las Vegas, NV
  David Besozzi        Burnt Hills-Ballston          Glenville, NY
                        Lake High School
  Maureen Judy         Fort Miami Elementary         Maumee, OH
  Jim Harrington       Allen Dale Elementary         Grants Pass, OR
  Charles Gallagher    Monsignor Bonner              Lansdowne, PA
                        High School
  Louis A. Ventura     Bishop Hendricken             Warwick, RI
                        High School
  Cindy K.  Miller     Spafford Elementary           Flandreau, SD
  Betsy Norris         Harris Middle School          Shelbyville, TN
  Debora Ryther        Liberty Eylau Intermediate    Texarkang, TX
  Katherine Nell
   McNeil              Northwood Junior              Renton, WA
                        High School
  Judi Weaver          Kate Goodrich                 Merrill, WI
                        Elementary School
  Jan Madden           Sherrard Elementary School    Moundsville, WV

SOURCE: CMP Media Inc.

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