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Bill Ellis Teacher Preparation Award Winners

The Bill Ellis Teacher Preparation Award is presented annually to a general education teacher who demonstrates excellence in teaching and a commitment to all students, including those with learning disabilities.

2013 Bill Ellis Teacher Preparation Award Winner

John Carruth

Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs and Projects for the Vail Unified School District

Tucson, AZ

Previous winners of the Bill Ellis Teacher Preparation Award

2012

Dr. Lydia Carlis

Chief of Research and Innovation, AppleTree Institute
Washington, DC

2011

Karin Lewis

Reading Specialist, Hill Elementary School
West Aurora, Illinois

2010

Thomas Komp

Principal, Boulevard Elementary School
Gloversville, New York

2009

Evelyn Rivera, M.Ed.

Professional Development Resource Teacher
School District of Lee County, Florida

2008

Judy Elliott

Chief Academic Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, California

2007

Kimberly Weber

Principal, Chavez Elementary School
Long Beach, California

2006

Joyce Bannerot

Popham Elementary School
Del Valle, Texas

2005

Jennifer Combs

Whitney Elementary School
Boise, Idaho

2004

Cathy Graf

Charlotte Park Elementary School
Nashville, Tennessee

2003

Brian Coffey

William H. Kelso Elementary School
Inglewood, California

2002

Francine N.K. Cummings

Scottdale Child Development Center
Scottdale, Georgia

2001

Sandi Apuna

Superstition Springs Elementary School
Mesa, Arizona

2000

Mary Hailes

Seaton Elementary School
Washington, DC

1999

Lisa Mosier

Frances Starms Early Childhood Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1998

Peggy Couch

Antioch Middle School
Overland Park, Kansas

1997

Luis Velazquez

Roger C. Sullivan High School
Chicago, Illinois
1996

Carolyn Denise Witcher Sessoms, Ed.D.

Rudolph Elementary School
Washington, District of Columbia
 

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