The McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence
Two of the Blue Ridge region’s outstanding teachers are richer by $25,000.00 and will take the international trips of their dreams as the 15th annual McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence winners. Thomas D. McGlothlin, President of the McGlothlin Foundation of Bristol, VA presented them with checks and trophies April 10 in an evening ceremony at Radford University’s Bondurant Auditorium. Four runners-up each received $1,000.00 and smaller trophies.
The 2014 McGlothlin Award recipients are:
Steven Cregger, is the art teacher at High Point Elementary School in Washington County, VA. He is finishing his sixth year at the school. Cregger is a 2007 graduate of Virginia Intermont College. He endeavors to link art with core curriculum with his students every day. Cregger will travel to Europe to see and study the classical masterpieces first hand.
The secondary level winner, Susan Hampton, teaches 8th grade English and Reading at Virginia Middle School in Bristol, VA. Hampton holds a B.A. from King College and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Radford University. In addition to teaching English, Hampton developed and teaches video production which airs WVMS News daily. Hampton will travel to Finland, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand to study their educational philosophy and techniques.
Judging is done by a volunteer group of veteran educators representing many school districts across the 55 district eligible region. The McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence will launch calls for entry in September 2014 for the 2015 nomination and judging process.
"The McGlothlin Foundation's goal is for the awards to inspire recipients, their students, their peers, and indeed, their entire school. It is our intent to find the best teachers in today's classrooms around our region. We want to recognize their fine work, reward them for it, and by so doing inspire others to the high qualities they exemplify. Certainly, 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." Tom McGlothlin
Special thanks go to Tom McGlothlin and the McGlothlin Foundation for making this important recognition of teaching excellence possible. The McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence are administered by Blue Ridge PBS.