- McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence
The McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence 2015 Winners
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 16th 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 16 in an evening ceremony at Radford University’s Bondurant Auditorium. Four runners-up each received $1,000.00 and smaller trophies.
The 2015 McGlothlin Award recipients are:
Jalenda Settles, is a fifth grade teacher at Huddleston Elementary School in Bedford County, VA. She is finishing her sixth year at the school. Settles is a 1996 graduate of Lynchburg College. She endeavors to bring the world to her students every day. Settles plans to travel to Italy, France and England and will take videos to share with her flip class students.
The secondary level winner, Tina Tapp, teaches ninth grade English and Journalism at Radford High School in Radford City Schools. Tapp received her bachelors from Radford University in 1994 and her masters from Holland University in 1999. She plans to visit Germany, Poland and Buenos Aires to gain additional knowledge on the Holocaust for her classes. She will join a Holocaust tour in Germany and Poland and visit Buenos Aires where many survivors immigrated.
Judging is done by a volunteer group of veteran educators representing many school districts across the 55 district eligible region.
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.