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Eight Local Teachers Honored at Albertson College Education Department Dinner May 6

2002. 05. 22.

CALDWELL, ID- Eight Treasure Valley educators were honored as master teachers at a dinner on May 6 for their innovative teaching styles and commitment to mentoring student interns from Albertson College of Idaho. They were also recognized as outstanding educators who work for the good of K-12 students while also helping education students become better teachers.

The dinner was sponsored by the Albertson College Education Department.

Students, members of the Education Department and the Teacher Education Advisory Committee were present at the dinner. Each teacher was awarded $1,000, which was supported through a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

The master teachers who were honored include:

Vicki Matthews Burwell, New Plymouth Elementary School. Matthews Burwell has been an Idaho Teacher of the Year, a fifth-grade teacher for 12 years and is currently an integrated arts teacher in New Plymouth.

Wrenda Carey, Wilder Middle School. Carey graduated from Lewis Clark State College and received a master's in education from the University of Idaho. She has worked in Lewiston, Culdesac, Minidoka County and for the Canyon Owyhee Schools Service Agency (COSSA).

Albert Figueredo, Wilder Middle School. Currently a teacher at Wilder Middle School, Figueredo's teaching experience has included positions in the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, the Caldwell School District, the South Kitsap County School District (Wash.) and the Canyon Owyhee Schools Service Agency (COSSA). Figueredo received bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from Boise State University.

Paul Harman, Park Ridge Elementary School, Nampa. Harman has taught sixth grade, first grade and kindergarten classes for a total of more than 25 years. Harman received degrees from Northwest Nazarene University, University of Mary (N.D.), and Boise State University. He teaches classes at Albertson College and Boise State University.

Bernadette Hoover, Vallivue High School, Caldwell. A graduate of Albertson College, Hoover has taught at Vallivue for the past eight years and is currently the science department chair and an advisor for the National Honor Society.

Allen Lake, Middleton Middle School. The principal of Middleton Middle School for the past 18 years, Lake received bachelor's and master's degrees from Albertson College.

For more information about the Albertson College teacher education program, contact Leona Manke, Albertson College professor of education, at 459-5212.

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