Concord, NH – June 13, 2017 – New Hampshire Project Learning Tree has chosen Ellen O’Donnell from Deerfield Community School as the 2017 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Elle, an 8th grade science teacher, received her award in a special ceremony at her school on June 7.
Ellen has been engaged with Project Learning Tree for several years, coordinating trainings for the staff at her K-8 school and engaging in a long-term Math Science Partnership effort. “Ellen is a shining star for Project Learning Tree educators”, says Judy Silverberg, Coordinator of NH Project Learning Tree. “Through her work teaching in the classroom, coordinating the K-8 science curriculum, or instructing a Science Methods course at UNH-Durham, Ellen truly weaves Project Learning Tree into her students experiences, creating long-lasting meaningful learning.”
Since 1998, NH Project Learning Tree has formally recognized the efforts of outstanding educators for their commitment to environmental education, their exemplary use of PLT, and their exceptional teaching skills.