Ellen O’Donnell from Deerfield Community School as the 2017 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Ellen, an 8thgrade 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.”