Three teachers have been named winners of the Arts & Science Council’s Cato Excellence in Teaching Awards.
The award recognizes teachers who have distinguished themselves in teaching art, science or history, or who have demonstrated creative infusion of arts, science or history into the core academic curriculum.
The winners are:
- Art: Chandra McCloud-Glover, Northwest School of the Arts
- Science: Jill Thompson, J.V. Washam Elementary
- History: Lisa Gurthie, Rocky River High
“These three educators have demonstrated unique innovation in teaching,” said ASC President Scott Provancher. “The Cato Corporation and ASC are honored to recognize their achievements in the classroom.”
Each recipient received $1,500 and a unique work of art by local artist Greg Scott. The award is made possible through an endowment gift made to ASC from The Cato Corporation.
To be considered eligible for the award, individuals had to be a teacher in Pre-K-12th grade, working for a public or independent school in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln or Union counties in North Carolina or Lancaster or York counties in South Carolina.