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Virginia Journal of Education

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Prince William Member
Awarded NEA Position

Prince William Education Association member Kristin B. Hamilton, a language arts teacher and a teacher mentor at Battlefield High School, has been chosen as NEA’s Teaching Fellow for 2009-2010. One Fellow is chosen nationally each year, is released from teaching duties, and spends the year at NEA headquarters in Washington doing policy and research work in NEA’s Teacher Quality department.

Hamilton is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

Four VEA members have received Learning & Leadership Grants from the NEA Foundation to fund research projects. Michele Rzewski Copeland of the Loudoun Education Association and Potowmack Elementary School will use a $2,000 grant to study the effectiveness of the Accelerated Reader program with her students. Robin Wallin and Wendy Harper of the Education Association of Alexandria will use $5,000 to lead a group of school nurses in studying and expanding the current case management program. Denise Purvis of the Chesterfield Education Association and Thomas Dale High School received $2,000 to attend a summer dance teachers intensive training.

Five Association members have been honored by Governor Tim Kaine and the Virginia Department of Education with Governor’s CTE (Career and Technical Education) Exemplary Standards Awards. Among the honorees are:

• The automotive technology program at Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center and Virginia Beach Education Association member Mark Maund;

• The cosmetology program at Edison High School Academy in Fairfax County and Fairfax Education Association member Soussan Bayati;

• The early childhood education program at the Arlington Career Center and Arlington Education Association member Carol Show;

• The “Support Fashions for People with Disabilities” program at Deep Creek High School and Chesapeake Education Association member Karen P. Jewett; and

• The “Dual Enrollment with the Automotive Technology” program at Arlington Career Center and Arlington Education Association member Mike McGhee.



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