VHS Awards Veteran Online Education Teachers

K-12 online learning pioneer, Virtual High School, is awarding their veteran online education teachers. Educators in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Korea and Indonesia awarded.

Maynard, MA, June 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Virtual High School (http://www.govhs.org), the pioneer of online learning for high school students and course design for teachers, today announced that 50 Virtual High School (VHS) certified teachers and site coordinators in four countries and nine states have been awarded for their commitment to online learning. These online education teachers have taught and/or administered students online for the VHS collaborative for five and ten years.

“This is significant because these teachers have demonstrated a commitment to equipping students with 21st century learning skills,” said Liz Pape, President & CEO of VHS. “They are exemplary examples of educators who have gone above and beyond to better engage today’s students, ensuring success in college and eventual careers.”

The ten year teachers and/or site coordinators include the following.

John Adkins, Anna High School, Anna, OH
Ivan Stefanov, Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody, MA
David Dalton, Ipswich High School, Ipswich, MA
Jan Hembree, Central High School, Carrollton, GA
Kristin Hokanson, Catholic Independent Schools, Everett, MA
Brenda Littlefield, Anna High School, Anna, OH
Jesse Remington, American Community School, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
James Renner, Mariemont High School, Cincinnati, OH
Susan Robinson, Villa Rica High School, Villa Rica, GA
Gail Shreiner, Tiffin Columbian High School, Tiffin, OH
Brooks Steele, Monroe County Public Schools, Monroeville, AL
Linda Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Boston, MA

The five year teachers and/or site coordinators include the following.

Dennis Barham, Pathway to Technology Magnet School, Windsor, CT
Michelle Brune, Basalt High School, Basalt, CO
John Clayton, South High Community School, Worcester, MA
Sherri Gosson, Somerset High School, Somerset, MA
Kristin Kiefaber, Newmarket Junior-Senior High School, Newmarket, NH
William Luzader, Plymouth Public Schools, Plymouth, MA
Erin Mucci, McCann Technical School, North Adams, MA
William Peace, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Dennis, MA
Dorothy Quinn, Dover High School and Regional Technical Center, Dover, NH
Len Rabinowitz, Ashland High School, Ashland, MA
John Rozen, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Whitman, MA
Timothy Ryan, Medway High School, Medway, MA
Tim Sidmore, Ipswich High School, Ipswich, MA
Dawn Silver, Nathan Hale-Ray High School, Moodus, CT
Joyce Wheeler, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, ME
Skip Zalneraitis, Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale, NH
Lori Adler, Bolton High School, Bolton, CT
Kevin Baker, Seoul Foreign School, Seoul, Korea
Joel Bradford, Natick High School, Natick, MA
Susan Burke, Griswold High School, Griswold, CT
Yuan-Yuan Chen, Waterford High School, Waterford, CT
Linda Colo, Windsor Locks High School, Windsor Locks, CT
Paula Cymbala, LEARN, Old Lyme, CT
Nancy Dawson, Plymouth Public Schools, Plymouth, MA
Melissa Gall, Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MA
Kelly Goldsnider, Bolton High School, Bolton, CT
John Griffin, Pathway to Technology Magnet School, Hartford, CT
Randall Knutson, Bandung Alliance International School, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Margery Machado, Somerset High School, Somerset, MA
Sandra Mattson, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA
Debbie Mortensen, Weaver High School, Hartford, CT
Gail Parmer, Villa Rica High School, Villa Rica, GA
Edward Reynolds, Holy Name High School, Worcester, MA
Sidney Russell, Abington High School, Abington, MA
Marie Shaw, East Lyme High School, East Lyme, CT
Madeline Velazquez, Tahanto Regional High School, Boylston, MA
Valerie Wlodyka, Ware High School, Ware, MA
Debra Wyrebek, Hartford Public Schools, Hartford, CT

Virtual High School is a non-profit collaborative of high schools, teachers and students. Teachers who are certified in their specific discipline, and who have completed a VHS professional development program, facilitate and continually monitor all courses. In addition, VHS students benefit from small classes and personalized one-on-one attention from active high school teachers, while mastering subject matter and 21st century ICT (Information and Communication Technology) skills that will increase their chances for future success in higher education and the work environment.


About Virtual High School (VHS)
Virtual High School is the pioneer of online course design and instruction for teachers and online education for high school students. Virtual High School partners with schools to provide rigorous, student-centered online courses that help expand vs. replace existing curriculum options. Members of the VHS collaborative include over 9,500 enrolled students, 419 member schools and 260 teachers in 28 states and 23 countries. The recipient of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2005 awards for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices and the Stockholm Challenge2001 Award for exemplary use of technology in education, VHS was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.govhs.org or call (978) 897-1900.
Virtual High School Global Consortium (VHS)
Carol Arnold
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