Awardees

Congratulations to the 39 public schools educators who were nominated by their NEA state affiliates for the 2015 NEA Foundation’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Richard Erickson

 

Wisconsin Education Association Council

Alternative education, chemistry, and physics teacher

Bayfield High School

Bayfield, WI

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 24, 2014) – The NEA Foundation today announced that  Richard Erickson, who teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Alternative Education at Bayfield High School in Bayfield, WI, will receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala to be held on Feb. 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.

 

The NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence are presented annually at its awards gala, which attracts more than 800 national leaders from the public education, philanthropic, and business sectors.  The awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.  

 

“Richard has been selected for this award by her peers because he has attained the highest teaching standards, as shown by his exemplary instruction, advocacy for the profession, attention to diversity, leadership in professional development, and engagement of parents and community,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Honoring these educators is our way of thanking them, and all the public school educators they represent, for their excellent work.” 

 

Erickson was nominated for the award by the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s National Education Association affiliate.

 

The four other finalists are: 

 

  • Crystal Williams Gordon, who teaches Biology at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, LA;
  • Anna E. Baldwin, who teaches English Language Arts and History at Arlee High School in Arlee, MT;
  • Terri A. Butts, a curriculum specialist at the Richland Two Child Development Center in Columbia, SC; and
  • Allison P. Riddle, who teaches Fifth Grade at Foxboro Elementary in North Salt Lake City, UT. 

 

The NEA Foundation will live stream video of the event on its website, enabling students, peers, and families of the awardees to join in the celebration from communities around the country.

 

In addition to this recognition, students and educators at the awardees’ schools have produced videos of the awardees that will be premiered at the awards gala.  

 

The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association jointly present the awards with support from NEA Member Benefits, the Horace Mann Companies, the Pearson Foundation, Promethean, and California Casualty.

Allison Riddle

 

Utah Education Association

Teacher

Foxboro Elementary School 

North Salt Lake, UT

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 24, 2014) – The NEA Foundation today announced that Allison P. Riddle, a fifth grade educator at Foxboro Elementary in North Salt Lake City, Utah  will receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala to be held on Feb. 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.

 

The NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence are presented annually at its awards gala, which attracts more than 800 national leaders from the public education, philanthropic, and business sectors.  The awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.  

 

“Allison Riddle has been selected for this award by her peers because she has attained the highest teaching standards, as shown by her exemplary instruction, advocacy for the profession, attention to diversity, leadership in professional development, and engagement of parents and community,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Honoring these educators is our way of thanking them, and all the public school educators they represent, for their excellent work.” 

 

Riddle was nominated for the award by the Utah Education Association, the state’s National Education Association affiliate.

 

The four other finalists are: 

 

  • Crystal Williams Gordon, who teaches Biology at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, LA;
  • Anna E. Baldwin, who teaches English Language Arts and History at Arlee High School in Arlee, MT;
  • Terri A. Butts, a curriculum specialist at the Richland Two Child Development Center in Columbia, SC; and 
  • Richard Erickson, who teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Alternative Education at Bayfield High School in Bayfield, Wisconsin. 

 

The NEA Foundation will live stream video of the event on its website, enabling students, peers, and families of the awardees to join in the celebration from communities around the country.

 

In addition to this recognition, students and educators at the awardees’ schools have produced videos of the awardees that will be premiered at the awards gala.  

 

The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association jointly present the awards with support from NEA Member Benefits, the Horace Mann Companies, the Pearson Foundation, Promethean, and California Casualty.

Terri Butts

 

South Carolina Education Association

Teacher

Bridge Creek Elementary School 

Elgin, SC

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 24, 2014) – The NEA Foundation today announced that Terri Butts, a curriculum specialist at the Richland Two Child Development Center in Columbia, SC will receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala to be held on Feb. 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.

 

The NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence are presented annually at its awards gala, which attracts more than 800 national leaders from the public education, philanthropic, and business sectors.  The awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.  

 

“Terri has been selected for this award by her peers because she has attained the highest teaching standards, as shown by her exemplary instruction, advocacy for the profession, attention to diversity, leadership in professional development, and engagement of parents and community,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Honoring these educators is our way of thanking them, and all the public school educators they represent, for their excellent work.” 

 

Butts was nominated for the award by the South Carolina Education Association, the state’s National Education Association affiliate.

 

The four other finalists are:

 

  • Crystal Williams Gordon, who teaches Biology at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, LA;
  • Anna E. Baldwin, who teaches English Language Arts and History at Arlee High School in Arlee, MT;
  • Allison P. Riddle, who teaches Fifth Grade at Foxboro Elementary in North Salt Lake City, Utah; and 
  • Richard Erickson, who teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Alternative Education at Bayfield High School in Bayfield, Wisconsin. 

 

The NEA Foundation will live stream video of the event on its website, enabling students, peers, and families of the awardees to join in the celebration from communities around the country.

 

In addition to this recognition, students and educators at the awardees’ schools have produced videos of the awardees that will be premiered at the awards gala.  

 

The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association jointly present the awards with support from NEA Member Benefits, the Horace Mann Companies, the Pearson Foundation, Promethean, and California Casualty.

Anna Baldwin

 

MEA-MFT

English and History teacher

Arlee High School

Arlee, MT

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 24, 2014) – The NEA Foundation today announced that Anna Baldwin, who teaches English Language Arts and History at Arlee High School in Arlee, MT will receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala to be held on Feb. 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.

 

The NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence are presented annually at its awards gala, which attracts more than 800 national leaders from the public education, philanthropic, and business sectors.  The awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.  

 

“Anna has been selected for this award by her peers because she has attained the highest teaching standards, as shown by her exemplary instruction, advocacy for the profession, attention to diversity, leadership in professional development, and engagement of parents and community,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Honoring these educators is our way of thanking them, and all the public school educators they represent, for their excellent work.” 

 

Baldwin was nominated for the award by the MEA-MFT, the state’s National Education Association affiliate.

 

The four other finalists are: 

 

 

  • Crystal Williams Gordon, who teaches Biology at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, LA;
  • Terri A. Butts, a curriculum specialist at the Richland Two Child Development Center in Columbia, SC;
  • Allison P. Riddle, who teaches Fifth Grade at Foxboro Elementary in North Salt Lake City, Utah; and 
  • Richard Erickson, who teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Alternative Education at Bayfield High School in Bayfield, Wisconsin. 

 

 

The NEA Foundation will live stream video of the event on its website, enabling students, peers, and families of the awardees to join in the celebration from communities around the country.

 

In addition to this recognition, students and educators at the awardees’ schools have produced videos of the awardees that will be premiered at the awards gala.  

 

The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association jointly present the awards with support from NEA Member Benefits, the Horace Mann Companies, the Pearson Foundation, Promethean, and California Casualty.

Crystal Gordon

 

Louisiana Association of Educators

Biology teacher

Broadmoor High School

Baton Rouge, LA

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 24, 2014) – The NEA Foundation today announced that Crystal Gordon, who teaches Biology at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, LA will receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala to be held on Feb. 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.

 

The NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence are presented annually at its awards gala, which attracts more than 800 national leaders from the public education, philanthropic, and business sectors.  The awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.  

 

“Crystal has been selected for this award by her peers because she has attained the highest teaching standards, as shown by her exemplary instruction, advocacy for the profession, attention to diversity, leadership in professional development, and engagement of parents and community,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Honoring these educators is our way of thanking them, and all the public school educators they represent, for their excellent work.” 

 

Gordon was nominated for the award by the Louisiana Association of Educators, the state’s National Education Association affiliate.

 

The four other finalists are: 

 

  • Anna E. Baldwin, who teaches English Language Arts and History at Arlee High School in Arlee, MT;
  • Terri A. Butts, a curriculum specialist at the Richland Two Child Development Center in Columbia, SC;
  • Allison P. Riddle, who teaches Fifth Grade at Foxboro Elementary in North Salt Lake City, Utah; and 
  • Richard Erickson, who teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Alternative Education at Bayfield High School in Bayfield, Wisconsin. 

 

 

The NEA Foundation will live stream video of the event on its website, enabling students, peers, and families of the awardees to join in the celebration from communities around the country.

 

In addition to this recognition, students and educators at the awardees’ schools have produced videos of the awardees that will be premiered at the awards gala.  

 

The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association jointly present the awards with support from NEA Member Benefits, the Horace Mann Companies, the Pearson Foundation, Promethean, and California Casualty.