Arcata High EAST Facilitator Selected As Recipient of 2004 Teaching Award

   

8/12/2013 2:51:48 PM

Louis Armin-Hoiland, a biology teacher and Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) facilitator from Arcata High School in Arcata, California, is being credited as a role model for students in how extraordinary accomplishments can be achieved by working within the system to restore value to the community.

Louis Armin-Hoiland, a biology teacher and Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) facilitator from Arcata High School in Arcata, California, is being credited as a role model for students in how extraordinary accomplishments can be achieved by working within the system to restore value to the community. Armin-Hoiland uses real-world projects to inspire students to care for the earth's environment and to engage them in independent learning. He founded the Community Environmental Design and Restoration (CEDAR) program, whose student-centered service projects have given many students the sense of purpose and direction for which they were searching. His students have restored the environmental integrity of the entire watershed in their area.

Three teachers "who have changed children's lives" were selected to receive the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards, given for the first time at the Turnaround Management Association's Annual Convention in New York on October 18, 2004. The teachers, who were selected from 70 nominees, will receive $5,000 cash stipends funded by the John William Butler Foundation, plus transportation to and lodging for the convention. The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is the only international nonprofit whose members are dedicated to corporate renewal and changing the outcome of under-performing businesses.

The Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award program is funded by a five-year grant from the John Wm. Butler Foundation, Inc. and is named in honor of Leslie Bender Butler and Cindy Butler Cooley, who have collectively spent more than half a century as active teachers, shaping and influencing the lives of children in their communities. For more information about TMA, visit http://www.turnaround.org/ .

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