State Chamber honors superstars

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership, Inc., honored Jack P. Varsalona, president of Wilmington University, with the inaugural John H. Taylor, Jr. Education Leadership award.

The ceremony was part of the 2016 Superstars in Education, charged with recognizing outstanding educational programs and individual achievements. This event highlights excellence in science teaching, integrated classroom technology practices, and school-to-career partnerships. It also serves the business community and its investment in the future. Delaware’s future depends on the foundation we build in our schools today.

The Superstars in Education Selection Committee considered 42 nominations from traditional public, private, magnets, charters and parochial schools from around the state. Six winners were honored this year:

• Project SEARCH – Red Clay Consolidated School District

• Biomedical/Christiana Care Partnership, Conrad Schools of Science, Red Clay Consolidated
School District

• Outdoor Classroom, F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School, Caesar Rodney School District

• Teacher Professional Learning Program, Sussex Central High School, Indian River School District

• 21st Century Stars STEAM Program, William Henry Middle School, Capital School District

• APELL – Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners Program, Indian River School District

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