Local Publishing Company Announces the First Annual Prestwick House Delaware English Teacher of the Year Award

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Prestwick House publishing announces a new award to recognize excellence in teaching secondary English/language arts in the state of Delaware. Top prize includes an Apple iPad fully loaded with digital versions of Prestwick House educational resources.

“With this award, we are proud to recognize individuals who are not only dedicated and highly skilled in their field, but who go beyond what is required to motivate and challenge their students and inspire excellence on a daily basis.”

This week, in the spirit of recognizing excellence within Delaware’s teaching community, Smyrna-based publishing company Prestwick House, Inc., will begin accepting nominations for the first annual Prestwick House Delaware English Teacher of the Year Award.

“As an educational publishing company, we know firsthand that there are many dedicated English teachers in the state of Delaware,” says Prestwick House CEO, Jason Scott. “With this award, we are proud to recognize individuals who are not only dedicated and highly skilled in their field, but who go beyond what is required to motivate and challenge their students and inspire excellence on a daily basis.”

Each secondary school within the state of Delaware is invited to nominate one 6th – 12th grade English teacher who has gone above and beyond in dedication to helping students. Nominations by department chairs will be accepted until May 15th, 2010, and can be e-mailed to keith(at)prestwickhouse(dot)com. Entries must include a letter of recommendation explaining why the nominated teacher is both innovative and effective in the classroom. Candidates should be individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, a thorough knowledge of their subject matter, and an understanding of the individual needs of their students.

“Delaware has some of the most innovative, exciting, and caring teachers in the country, and we want to recognize the best of the best,” says Prestwick House General Manager Keith Bergstrom. “We’re looking for the teacher that takes teaching beyond the book and inspires his or her students with a love of learning and the drive to achieve their dreams.”

In addition to a plaque commemorating the achievement and recognition at a performance of Macbeth by the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, the winning teacher will receive a new Apple iPad fully loaded with Prestwick House digital teaching materials. “Prestwick House has been a leader in developing ways for teachers to effectively use technology in their classrooms, and we’re excited about the possibilities that the iPad offers teachers and students,” says Scott. “We know that getting teachers the latest technology will help them engage and reach today’s students.”

Finalists will be announced during the first week of June 2010 with the winner announced later in the summer at a performance of the Delaware Shakespeare Festival. All finalists will be featured on the Prestwick House website, blog, and in the Footnotes monthly email newsletter. For more information on the Prestwick House Delaware English Teacher of the Year Award, please contact Keith Bergstrom by phone at (800)-932-4593 x131 or e-mail keith(at)prestwickhouse(dot)com.

About Prestwick House - Founded in 1983 by a Dover High School administrator, Prestwick House is a leader in educational publishing. With a focus on helping English teachers in grades 9-12, Prestwick House publishes the largest selection of literature teaching guides in the country, a line of classic novels, and hundreds of other educational products. Find out more at http://www.prestwickhouse.com.

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