The McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence 2003 Winners
Rocky Gap High School
Bland Co., Virginia
Van Pelt Elementary School
Bristol City, Virginia
Congratulations to these teachers and their schools. They are the winners of the 2003 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence -- two prizes of $25,000.00 each, awarded annually to one K-5 public school teacher and one 6-12 public school teacher. Established in March 2000 by the McGlothlin Foundation, The McGlothlin Awards are among the largest awards for the recognition of teaching excellence in the United States. A stipulation of the awards is that $10,000.00 of the $25,000.00 prize is to be used for international travel to broaden the thinking and experience of the winning teachers, further enhancing their excellence as professional educators in a global society.
The awards were presented September 4, 2003 at Radford University during the McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching, an afternoon-to-evening event with workshops, an "Images of Teaching" photography exhibit, guest speakers, and more. Keynote speaker for the event was storyteller Donald Davis. The 2003 McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching was sponsored by The McGlothlin Foundation, Blue Ridge PBS, and Radford University.
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's Education Services Department.