- McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence
Winners announced for 18th annual McGlothlin Awards
(Roanoke) - Two of the Blue Ridge region’s outstanding teachers are richer by $25,000.00 and will take the international trips of their dreams as the 18th annual McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence winners. Thomas D. McGlothlin, President of the McGlothlin Foundation of Bristol, VA presented them with checks and trophies April 6th in an evening ceremony at Radford University’s Bondurant Auditorium. Four runners-up each received $1,000.00 and smaller trophies.
The 2017 McGlothlin Award recipients are:
The primary level winner, Glen Chilcote, is a k-5 music teacher at Kipps Elementary School in Montgomery County, VA. He also leads five extra curricular music ensembles - 2 Orff ensembles, a percussion ensemble, a recorder club, and a Jazz ensemble. He believes that all students are musical and it is his job to help each student grow and develop into their most authentic self
The secondary level winner, Fred Mitchell, is a chemistry teacher at Carroll County High School in Carroll County, VA. For his international trip, Fred says that he would like to visit Antarctica. If he can pull it off, that would put McGlothlin Awards winners having visited all 7 continents.
Judging is done by a volunteer group of veteran educators representing many school districts across the 55 district eligible region. The McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence will launch calls for entry in September 2017 for the 2018 nomination and judging process.
"The McGlothlin Foundation's goal is for the awards to inspire recipients, their students, their peers, and indeed, their entire school. It is our intent to find the best teachers in today's classrooms around our region. We want to recognize their fine work, reward them for it, and by so doing inspire others to the high qualities they exemplify. Certainly, this award will recognize in a rather significant way what we consider one of the most important professions-and one with so many unsung heroes." Tom McGlothlin
Special thanks go to Tom McGlothlin and the McGlothlin Foundation for making this important recognition of teaching excellence possible. The McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence are administered by Blue Ridge PBS.