Delta Education announces winners of $20,000 Science Classroom Makeover Contest
NASHUA, NH - July 25, 2005 - Delta Education, the leading publisher of K-8 inquiry-driven science programs, has selected four classroom teachers and their schools as grand-prize winners in their Science Classroom Makeover Contest and four teachers as regional winners. The four winning teachers will each receive a science classroom makeover valued at $4000 while regional awardees will receive a gift certificate valued at $1000 to be used for classroom science materials and resources.
Contest entry was available to any classroom teacher who responded to a nationwide advertising and/or mailing campaign. Each contestant was required to write a short essay of 200 words or less explaining why a science classroom makeover would enhance their effectiveness when teaching science. The winning contestants were those who best explained their passion for teaching science and the positive effects that the use of the equipment will have as an instructional tool.
The winners were notified of their successful entries during the summer so that they could order the new equipment in time for the start of the new school year. The grand-prize winners were:
- Mary Lara, fifth-grade teacher at DiMiguel Elementary in Flagstaff, Arizona
- Donna Turner, fourth-grade teacher at Jose Antonio Navarro Elementary in Corsicana, Texas
- Donald Parker, fifth-grade teacher at Henry Hudson School in Rochester, New York
- Chandra Garcia, science teacher at Luke O'Toole School in Chicago, Illinois
Each winner will select from a comprehensive list of more that 2000 science programs published and marketed by Delta Education. This array of products includes the award-winning FOSS‘ program (Full Option Science System‘), Delta Science Modules, focused science kits, and numerous other classroom resources in life, earth and physical science.
Regional winners included Rebecca K. Field of Kolb Elementary of Bay City, Michigan; Sandra Harris of Rohoic Elementary in Petersburg, Virginia; Tracey M. Ramirez of Lackland Elementary in San Antonio, Texas; and Kelly Jaspers of Columbia Valley Gardens School in Longview, Washington.
Delta Education would like to express the warmest appreciation to the nearly 800 teachers who submitted entries. The essays were all of the highest quality and indicated the sincere dedication these teachers have for science education. Each teacher who entered has received a $10 gift certificate.
About Delta Education
Delta Education is the largest producer of curriculum-based elementary school science kits in the United States. Delta Education supports science education by providing the highest-quality hands-on science programs and materials and by providing programs that are correlated to NSES and state standards. Delta Education complements its line of educational products with CPO Science, high-quality inquiry-based science programs for grades 6-12; Educators Publishing Service (EPS), trusted literacy solutions for every child; and Neo/Sci, innovative means for teaching curriculum-based science topics to secondary and elementary school students