Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 26
Fall 1991
Teachers receive national and state honors

     Several alumni have been cited for their classroom instruction
     Lisa Eline Best, Delaware '80, '86M, was named Delaware Teacher
of the Year for 1991. A first-grade teacher at Heritage Elementary
School in Suburban Wilmington, Best was chosen from among 18 nominees,
one from each district. Other alumni nominated were: Kathleen Hogan
Gerstley, Delaware '84, '88M; Richard T. Kuntz, Delaware '89M; Kerry
Anne Gaver Lowe, Delaware '81M; Margaret Strecker Martin, Delaware
'56, '63M; Steven Melcher, Delaware '81M; and Carolyn Veen Prodgers,
Delaware '69.
     Four graduates were among 215 of the nation's finest teachers to
earn 1990 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and
Mathematics Teaching:  Lillian "Nordie" Cleveland Deal, Delaware '80M,
who teaches students with special math needs at Drew/Pyle Intermediate
School, Wilmington; Cindy Fithian Dean, Delaware '78, '85M, a
fourth-grade science teacher at Savannah Road Elementary School,
Lewes, Del.; Florence Duncan Klimas, Delaware '51, who teachers
seventh- and eighth-grade math at Central Middle School in Branchburg,
N.J.; and Jeraldine Trabant, Delaware '72, a sixth-grade math
instructor at Mary Ethel Costello School, Gloucester City, N.J.
     The four were guests of the National Science Foundation for a
week last fall in Washington, D.C.
     E. John Walsh, Delaware '58, '67M, history teacher at Archmere
Academy, Claymont, Delaware, received a distinguished service award
from the National Catholic Education Association.  Walsh has been an
Archmere faculty member and coach since 1960.
     Marie Anne Scheder Allen, Delaware '67, '76M, was named teacher
of the year for 1990 by the Delaware Home Economics Association.  She
teaches at Stanton Middle School in suburban Wilmington.