It's an honor
Katie Ferguson, Schenectady Federation of Teachers, is one of 38 recipients of the 2012 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. The award will be presented Feb. 8, 2013, at the NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, D.C.
Laurence Carr, United University Professions SUNY New Paltz chapter, was named the First Prize Winner in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Carr's book, Pancake Hollow Primer: A Hudson Valley Story, is published by Codhill Press.
Carrie Herron and Jim Reynolds, Galway TA, were among six teachers nationwide selected to complete NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Teacher Institute this summer at the NASA Aero Institute in Palmdale, Calif. The educators attended technical briefs from HS3 scientists and engineers and pedagogy workshops in science as inquiry, engineering design and 21st century skills. They will take part in an earth science campaign from 2012-14 to study how tropical storms form and develop into hurricanes. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov.
Joseph A. Varacalli, Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers, co-edited Volume III of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, published by Scarecrow Press. For copies, visit www.scarecrowpress.com.