The Curry School Foundation is proud to announce the winners of its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards for 2011:
Outstanding Elementary Teacher/Counselor Award
Karen Gonsky Weiss (M.T. ’92 Elem Ed)
First-grade Teacher, Deer Creek Public Schools, Edmond, Ok.
Outstanding Middle School Teacher/Counselor Award
Sara Elizabeth Rich (M.T. ’07 Soc St Ed)
Formerly a teacher in The American School of Kinshasa
Now working independently with three schools in the North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
Outstanding High School Teacher/Counselor Award
Gary H. Spedden (B.S. ’82 Soc St Ed)
Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, Va.
Outstanding Principal Award
Matthew Landahl (M.Ed. ’99 Admin & Supv)
Mary C. Greer Elementary School, Charlottesville, Va.
Outstanding Superintendent Award
Roger N. Morris (Ed.S. ’98, Ed.D. ’02 Admin & Supv)
Patrick County Public Schools, Stuart, Va.
Outstanding Higher Education Faculty Award
Cecil D. Mercer (Ed.D. ’74 Spec Ed)
Distinguished Professor (Emeritus), University of Florida College of Education
Distinguished Alumni Award
Nancy Ryan Iverson (M.Ed. ’77, Ed.D. ’02 Admin & Supv)
Assistant Dean, K-12 Education, and Director of the Center for K-12 Education
U.Va. School of Continuing and Professional Studies
We also congratulate the following members of the Curry community who exemplify the school’s high standards of excellence.
Sara is an associate professor and program coordinator for the doctoral and masters programs in Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science. On the faculty since 2000, her nominators highlighted her ability to attract and support high-caliber students, her “unparalleled commitment to enhancing student professional experience and their preparation for future careers,” and her leadership in assembling a strong interdisciplinary group of faculty in the Applied Developmental Sciences program. She is an accomplished scholar and a dedicated teacher, advisor, and mentor.
Dana F. Bowman
Dana is chief of staff in the Leadership, Foundations and Policy Department. Her nominators described her as a “tireless supervisor and administrator,” “professional and collegial,” “dependable and efficient,” “the hardest worker on the planet, and the most positive.” Read more