Announcing the iEducate Delaware Finalists

July 31st, 2012

Category: Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

We are excited to announce the 15 finalists of the iEducate Delaware™ initiative, recognizing the unsung heroes of public education statewide. The finalists represent a diverse cross section of parents, educators, community leaders, and other inspiring individuals from up and down the state who are dedicating their time, commitment, and leadership to Delaware’s public schools.

The finalists include:

  • Matthew Carre, a former student at Howard High School of Technology, who came back to teach at Howard and whose leadership contributed to not just the school’s dramatic student performance gains, but also he instills hope and motivation in his students;
  • Sarah Preston, a pre-school teacher at Bush Early Education Center who taught the first autism support class that was fully integrated with non-autistic students and who teaches “to the child, not the disability;” and
  • Natalie Way, founder of Kent County’s Environmental Camp, who believes “we are all educators because we all have something to offer.”

…And there are 12 more of these unsung heroes! Be sure to visit to learn about the outstanding contributions the finalists are making to make Delaware public education world-class.

Spread the Word! At the bottom of each inspirational profile, there are ways to share their stories — via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Start sharing the word about these outstanding Delawareans with your friends, colleagues, and neighbors! Beginning August 15, you can vote for your favorites (more details are in the site’s FAQ section and we will provide updates on our blog.)

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Brittany Mason



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