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Future educators win state honors

Teacher Academy students in Early Childhood Education and K12 Pathways recently attended the first ever virtual Educators Rising conference, where this year’s theme Be A Champion prompted equity-focused workshops and inspiring keynotes. Competing, learning, celebrating and building a community of future change makers, attendees heard from both student and educational leaders who support a diversified and culturally competent teacher pipeline.


Students who took home honors include the following:

• Imani Brown and Madison Miner, Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, Children’s Literature K-3, Bronze
• Madeline Harrington, Delmar High School, Children’s Literature K-3, Bronze
• Cinthia Herrera Hernandez and Lesly Herrera Hernandez, Sussex Central High School, Children’s Literature K-3, Silver
• Kiranjoth Singh and Me’Lik Purnell, POLYTECH High School, Children’s Literature K-3, Silver
• Derli Roblero-Velasquez, Sussex Central High School, Children’s Literature K-3, Silver
• Samantha Palmer, POLYTECH High School, Children’s Literature K-3, Silver
• Madison Larkin, Delmar High School, Creative Lecture, Silver
• Lesley Herrera Hernandez, Sussex Central High School, Creative Lecture, Gold (National qualifier)
• Matthew Love, Smyrna High School, Creative Lecture, Gold (Bell winner; national qualifier)
• Jordi Ellis, Delmar High School, Educators Rising Moment, Bronze
• Nia Williams, St. George’s Technical High School, Educators Rising Moment, Bronze
• Imani Wulff-Cochrane, St. George’s Technical High School, Educators Rising Moment, Gold (National qualifier)
• Cinthia Herrera Hernandez, Sussex Central High School, Educators Rising Moment, Gold (Bell winner, national qualifier)
• Logan Harris, Delmar High School, Exploring Careers: Non-Core, Gold (Bell winner, national qualifier)
• Asaiah Dewitt, Odessa High School, Exploring Careers: Support Services, Bronze
• Monica Figueroa-Mendez, Woodbridge High School, Impromptu Teaching, Bronze
• Isaiah Vidal, Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, Job Interview, Silver
• Sabrina Fairley, St. George’s Technical High School, Lesson Plan & Delivery: STEM, Gold (Bell winner, national qualifier)
• Olivia Miller, POLYTECH High School, Public Speaker, Bronze

 

In addition, the Delaware Chapter of Educators Rising is pleased to announce that the following students have been elected to serve as state officers for the 2021-2022 school year: 

 

OliviaSaborio

Olivia Saborio: President, Early Childhood Education Teacher Academy, Caesar Rodney High School

AmiraAhamed

Amira Ahamed: Vice-President of Membership and Programming, K12 Teacher Academy, Appoquinimink High School

ImaniWulffCochrane

Imani Wulff-Cochrane: Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion, ECE Teacher Academy, St. George’s Technical High School

Ashlynn Toppin

Ashlynn Toppin: Vice President of Public and Community Relations, K12 Teacher Academy, Laurel High School

JordiEllis

Jordi Ellis: Vice-President of Collegiate Programming, K12 Teacher Academy, Delmar High School graduate and Elementary Ed Teacher Candidate at Delaware Tech

Educators Rising is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) in which 1) Chapters provide our diverse students a place for support and networking, a strong 2) Curriculum delivers a structured way for students to prepare for their future profession, while 3) Competitions give students a chance to prove themselves as professionals, and 4) Conferences provide a national stage in which to network and be recognized for their achievements to the profession and develop the, 5) Collegiality that comes from being part of a network, a family of professionals, and a movement.

 

Alison May
alison.may@doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4006