The Public Education Foundation honored Advanced Technologies Academy social studies teacher Jeff Hinton with its Myra Greenspun Teacher Excellence Award on Monday.
The Foundation’s award, which was established in 2008 by community leader Myra Greenspun, recognizes an exemplary public school teacher who is successful in using innovative teaching strategies and raising student achievement. It is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate the sharing of innovative ideas and programs among educators, and to encourage schools to value their own great teachers.
Fellow teachers nominating Hinton noted his cutting-edge classroom practices; ability to raise student achievement; engagement with students on service-learning projects; mentoring of other teachers; and how he challenges his students to be their best every day.
“Each year it is a privilege and honor for me to award this gift to a creative, innovative and caring educator,” said Myra Greenspun, who presented the award to Hinton in a surprise ceremony at Advanced Technologies Academy. “Jeff’s dedication and pursuit of excellence touches the lives of so many students and educators,” said Judi Steele, President & CEO of The Public Education Foundation.
Hinton, who was named Nevada’s Teacher of the Year for 2014, was in the inaugural class of The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leader Academy and serves as president of the Teacher Leader Academy Alumni Board of Directors.
He will receive $3,000 to be used for his classroom, school or professional development. Hinton also will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and 500 points to The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE®, a resource center for Clark County School District teachers.
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