The Innovative Delaware Educator Awards celebrate the contributions of high school educators towards creating an environment for students to grow their entrepreneurial skills. Horn Entrepreneurship values the work of educational professionals, and looks to support them in creating innovative opportunities for Delaware students. Each of the awards provides a mini grant of up to $500 to be used towards an innovative project at their school. The program will officially launch on January 28 during a kickoff event at the Venture Development Center.
The 2020 Innovative Delaware Educator Award Recipients
Allyson Boedeker, Caravel Academy, Math Teacher/Math Department Chair
Jeffrey Bunting, Indian River High School, Business Teacher
Jordan Estock, Concord High School, Design and Engineering Teacher
Karen Ferrucci, William Penn High School, Agriscience Educator
Jim Haine, Tower Hill, Physics Teacher
Corinne Hofmann, Polytech, Teacher Academy Instructor
Kammas Kersch, St. Elizabeth School, Science & CS Dept. Chair/Tech Coach
Elise Knable, Caesar Rodney High School, Audio Radio Video Engineering Design teacher
Dennis Leizear, Padua Academy, Arts & Media Dept. Chair
Erin McNichol, Ursuline Academy, Fine Arts Dept. Chair/Director of Innovation
Melanie Mundell, Newark Charter Junior Senior High School, Biotechnology I,II, III Instructor
Jamai Robinson, Howard High School, Instructor of The Academy of Finance
Melissa Tracy, Odyssey Charter School, Social Studies Teacher/Garden Coordinator
Through a competitive nomination and application process, these educators were selected based on their history of providing innovative learning experiences.
Julie Frieswyk, Assistant Director of Youth Programs at Horn Entrepreneurship, envisions the awards and accompanying projects, contributing towards a creative culture in Delaware high schools.
“We created the Innovative Delaware Educator Awards to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and cultivate creativity in Delaware classrooms. That truly starts with the teachers, who in turn share it with their students. We support educators because of their vital role in preparing youth to thrive in a world of rapid change.”
The educators and their projects will be recognized at NeoFest, a celebration of what's new, on May 7 at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.
About Horn Entrepreneurship
Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world.