Thomas Edison Teacher Awards – The Winners!

Thomas Edison Teacher Awards - The Winners!In honor of Thomas Edison’s birthday, February 11th, the Edison Innovation Foundation announces the winners of its recent “Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Contest”; and here are the results!

First Place $500Mrs. Tracie Kania, Smith Middle School, Troy, Michigan

Second Place $250Mr. Anthony Cho, Mechanics Grove Elementary School, Mundelein, Illinois

Third Place $150Ms. Maggie Kane, Granite Mountain Middle School, Prescott, Arizona

Due to an overwhelming number of qualified entries, runner up awards of $50 will also be given to:

  • Ms. Vicky Jordan, Wellington Middle School, Wellington, Colorado

  • Mr. Ken Rudolph, Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Mr. Kenton Swartley, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • Ms. Belinda Gonzales, William J. Clinton Elementary School, La Joya, Texas

  • Mrs. Julie Seymour, Monument Academy, Monument, Colorado

We also have two Goodreads book giveaway winners who have won a beautiful, hardcover, illustrated edition of “Edison and the Rise of Innovation” –  signed by the author, Leonard DeGraaf. Each book also packaged with Edison-themed lightbulb paperclips and a brief pocket biography. Congratulations to our two winners:

  • Sandy McCarthy from Pheonix, Arizona

  • Sarah Moore from Alberta, Canada

Congratulations to all. Stay tuned for future Edison Innovation Foundation events.

John P. Keegan
President and CEO
Edison Innovation Foundation


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