Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 26 Fall 1991 Teachers receive national and state honors Several alumni have been cited for their classroom instruction achievements. Lisa Eline Best, Delaware '80, '86M, was named Delaware Teacher of the Year for 1991. A first-grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School in Suburban Wilmington, Best was chosen from among 18 nominees, one from each district. Other alumni nominated were: Kathleen Hogan Gerstley, Delaware '84, '88M; Richard T. Kuntz, Delaware '89M; Kerry Anne Gaver Lowe, Delaware '81M; Margaret Strecker Martin, Delaware '56, '63M; Steven Melcher, Delaware '81M; and Carolyn Veen Prodgers, Delaware '69. Four graduates were among 215 of the nation's finest teachers to earn 1990 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching: Lillian "Nordie" Cleveland Deal, Delaware '80M, who teaches students with special math needs at Drew/Pyle Intermediate School, Wilmington; Cindy Fithian Dean, Delaware '78, '85M, a fourth-grade science teacher at Savannah Road Elementary School, Lewes, Del.; Florence Duncan Klimas, Delaware '51, who teachers seventh- and eighth-grade math at Central Middle School in Branchburg, N.J.; and Jeraldine Trabant, Delaware '72, a sixth-grade math instructor at Mary Ethel Costello School, Gloucester City, N.J. The four were guests of the National Science Foundation for a week last fall in Washington, D.C. E. John Walsh, Delaware '58, '67M, history teacher at Archmere Academy, Claymont, Delaware, received a distinguished service award from the National Catholic Education Association. Walsh has been an Archmere faculty member and coach since 1960. Marie Anne Scheder Allen, Delaware '67, '76M, was named teacher of the year for 1990 by the Delaware Home Economics Association. She teaches at Stanton Middle School in suburban Wilmington.