Teachers BECOME A TEACHER
Survival Guide for New Teachers

Acknowledgments

The U.S. Department of Education thanks the 53 winners of the 1997 Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award for their insights and reflections:

Danielle Peterson
Hoover, Alabama

Terri Carter
Soldotna, Alaska

Katy Goldman
Pine, Arizona

Dionne Bennett
Little Rock, Arkansas

Pilar Geisse
Torrance, California

Colleen Abbott
Eagle, Colorado

Melanie Rinaldi
Storrs, Connecticut

Sallie Reissman
Claymont, Delaware

Mercedes Huffman
Washington, DC

Margie Robinson
Viera, Florida

Brad Cohen
Marietta, Georgia

Geri Martin
Waipahu, Hawaii

Kimberly Martin
Pocatello, Idaho

Amanda Schoenberg
Grayslake, Illinois

Shalon Cole
Elkhart, Indiana

Mark Holtzman
Monticello, Iowa

Emily Brown Novicoff
Overland Park, Kansas

Robert Gress
Lexington, Kentucky

Kendall Smith-Shamas
Harvey, Louisiana

Jennifer Rego-Brown
Portland, Maine

Tamar Ridenour
Rockville, Maryland

Paul Woods
Concord, Massachusetts

Christie McEwan
Warren, Michigan

Lori Wehmann
Burnsville, Minnesota

Jimmy Sullins
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Jennifer Dorn
Eureka, Missouri

Claudia Crase
Helena, Montana

Frederick Skretta
Lincoln, Nebraska

Marie Mallory
Reno, Nevada

Susan Woodward
Merrimack, New Hampshire

Michael Benevento
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Luann Brazill
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Edward Boll
Commack, New York

Bente Casile
Smithfield, North Carolina

Alice Smith
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Carin McAtee
Mason, Ohio

Jennifer Geiger
Norman, Oklahoma

Jennifer Brooks
Banks, Oregon

Michael Higgins
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Gail Saborio
Wakfield, Rhode Island

Deborah Gascon
Columbia, South Carolina

Stacie Weidenbach
Rapid City, South Dakota

Lori Williams
Clarksville, Tennessee

Julie Gutierrez
Richardson, Texas

Kristy Spencer
Cedar City, Utah

Laura Rivers
Bennington, Vermont

Ellen Park
Fairfax, Virginia

Mara Esposito
Seattle, Washington

Jared Hughes
Ripley, West Virginia

Pablo Muirhead
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Bonnie Wentz
Casper, Wyoming

Paula Gillon
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Mercedes DLGuerrero
Saipan, Mariana Islands


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