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Each year, CTY students who live in California, Nevada, and Maryland and who attended a CTY summer program or enrolled in a CTY online program the previous year are invited to nominate a teacher for recognition as an outstanding educator. These nominated teachers are then invited to apply to the fellows program. A committee of CTY educators reviews the applications and selects 10 to 15 teachers for recognition. The class year is determined by the calendar year in which the teacher is nominated. Teachers honored at the 2017 Sarah D. Barder Conference were nominated in 2016.
Tom Askey, Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
Michael Hansen, St. Albans School, Washington, DC
Kristina Levesque, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Walnut Creek, CA
Jeanette Lopatka, Notre Dame Academy, San Diego, CA
Ruth Moonesinghe, South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA
Laura Palermo, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Distance Educator), Arden, NC
Felicity Ross, Roland Park Elementary School, Baltimore, Maryland
Lora Saarnio, The Nueva School, Hillsborough CA
Karen Tiegel, The Nueva School, Hillsborough CA
Jason Yoder, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN