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Deerfield Teacher named New Hampshire Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator of the Year


Deerfield Teacher named New Hampshire Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator of the Year

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.

 

 

Ellen O’Donnell accepts her award from New Hampshire Project Learning Tree Board Member Alicia Carlson. 

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Ellen O’Donnell from Deerfield Community School and members of her family, joined by Alicia Carlson, NH Project Learning Tree Board Member.

 

 

 

About NH Project Learning Tree:

Established in 1979, NH Project Learning Tree envisions a future where every young person understands, appreciates and loves the natural world, and enjoys spending time outdoors. NH Project Learning Tree achieves this vision by training educators in Project Learning Tree®, the timeā€honored environmental education curricula developed by the American Forest Foundation. For more information or to donate online, visit www.nhplt.org

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