Superstars in Education award winners announced

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The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership, Inc., announced the 2020 Superstars in Education award winners.

The winners will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony on Monday, May 11, 2020. The event will be held at 4:45 p.m. in Wilmington University’s Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium.

While many go through the rigorous application process, only a handful of winners are selected each year, a Chamber released noted.

Programs range from single classroom programs to collaborations between classes and other schools, or through community partnerships.

The winners:

W.O.L.V.E.S Reading Program

Las Américas ASPIRA Academy, Charter School

The W.O.L.V.E.S. Reading Program is aligned to Las Américas ASPIRA Academy’s (LAAA) mascot, mission, and vision by fostering a culturally inclusive community that honors and helps all students realize their full potential in English and Spanish content area classrooms and beyond.

Student Advisory Program

Talley Middle School, Brandywine School District

At Talley Middle School, teaching and fostering positive social behaviors is important to academic success and creating responsible citizens in the local community. The program was created with the goal of providing a systematic way to teach social-emotional lessons and engage students in important age-appropriate conversations that help them grow as individuals.

Sussex Tech Health Professions Program

Sussex Technical High School, Sussex Technical School District

Of the school’s 17 career-technical areas, the Health Professions Program is the most popular. Through classroom and clinical instruction, students gain hands-on experience and training for a range of careers in medical or healthcare fields. The four-year program prepares students to ultimately achieve certified nurse assistant (CNA) status, which allows graduates to enter the job market immediately upon graduation or to work in their field and earn an income while pursuing higher education.

Since 1989, Superstars in Education has recognized outstanding educational programs and individual achievements in Delaware. This program highlights excellence in innovative teaching, integrated classroom technology practices, and school-to-career pathways. It also serves to leverage the business community’s investment in the future workforce.

The Superstars in Education Selection Committee considers nominations from public, private, magnet, charter and parochial schools from around the state. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the event, or to register, visit www.dscc.com.

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