ProStart National Educator of Excellence Awards

 

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and Golden Corral recently presented the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award to Cheryl Meyer-Thompson of Milford Senior High in Nebraska and Pam Sloan of Manchester High School in Virginia. The honor is awarded annually by Golden Corral to two ProStart educators who excel both in and out of the classroom.

Additionally, Meyer-Thompson, Sloan and 30 other ProStart educators were named recipients of the 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award. The NRAEF’s ProStart Educator Excellence Awards, made possible by Golden Corral, recognize exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart program in their classrooms. Each participating state restaurant association nominates its leading educator who has demonstrated a strong commitment to his or her students and to the ProStart program. Award recipients were honored at the NRAEF’s Educator Excellence Awards Dinner at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

The 2016 ProStart Educator Excellence Awardees are:

 - Melissa Allphin - Moody High School (Alabama)

 - Nathaniel Bradshaw - Wilbur Cross High School (Connecticut)

 -  Laurie Brandler - Bonita High School (California)

 -  Lisa Breyfogle - Washington High School (Iowa)

 -  Kayla Correll - Greendale High School (Wisconsin)

 -  Phillip Dell - Rancho High School (Nevada)

 -  Dennis Finley - R.G. Drage Career Technical Center (Ohio)

 -  Betty Glasgow - Bolivar High School (Missouri)

 -  Jake Graf - LISD Tech Center (Michigan)

 -  Jill Hillberry - Wheeling Park High School (West Virginia)

 -  Amanda Hines - Davie High School (North Carolina)

 -  Colleen Keffeler - Sturgis Brown High School (South Dakota)

 -  Kimberly Krupicka - Rolling Meadows High School (Illinois)

 -  Jack Low - Eudora High School (Kansas)

 -  Brenda Marshall - Joel E. Ferris High School (Washington)

 -  Lenore Martin - Northeast Senior High School (Maryland)

 -  Traci Martin - Ascension Parish Schools (Louisiana)

 -  Cheryl Meyer-Thompson - Milford Senior High (Nebraska)

 -  Michael Mirabella - Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES (New York)

 -  Kirsten Petre Mcdaniel – YouthEntity (Colorado)

 -  Susan Peffers - Lafayette Jefferson High School (Indiana)

 -  Dan Portelance - Carver Middle High School (Massachusetts)

 -  Shelia Richards - Bethlehem School (Florida)

 -  Kaitlin Russell - Seaford High School (Delaware)

 -  Garrett Sanborn - Arvin Education Center (Kentucky)

 -  Pam Sloan - Manchester High School (Virginia)

 -  William Twaler - Wando High School (South Carolina)

 -  Kendra Veno - Mount Washington Valley Career & Technical Center (New Hampshire)

 -  Joni Watson - Cloudcroft High School New Mexico (New Mexico)

 -  Tina Wetsch - Drummond High School (Montana)

 -  Emily Wyse-Moore - Integrated Arts Academy (Minnesota)

 -  Celeste Zaleski - Passaic County Technical School (New Jersey)