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Top Online Educators 2007
Volume 9, Issue 7 - March 2007

presented by
Walter McKenzie
The One and Only Surfaquarium


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I am honored to announce the fourth annual Surfaquarium Top Online Educators, the 2007 edition! In creating this honor, I wanted to recognize those educators who are singled out by their peers as being an inspiration both locally and across the online community. In preparing for this annual recognition, I solicited nominations from educators in the trenches doing the work of our profession.

This is a non-commercial, unabashed recognition of each honorees work. There is no monetary award or obligation accompanying this honor; there are no strings attached. The Surfaquarium's Top Online Educator program is an altruistic recognition of excellence in the quickly-evolving world of educational technology.

In addition to this month's newsletter, the ten honorees are enshrined on the Innovative Teaching web site, joining the previous three classes already there. They have each been notified and given a Top Online Educator emblem which they may showcase on their web sites as they continue to make a difference in education. I encourage you to visit their sites and contact them to congratulate them on this recognition of their accomplishments.

Thanks to everyone who participated! The numerous nominations I have received have been a pleasure to consider, and while only a select few are honored, everyone nominated is an asset to our profession!

I now present to you the Surfaquarium Top Online Educators of 2007:

Ann Bell
Online Instructor
University of Wisconsin-Stout


Cathy Chavez
K-12 IT Trainer
Ysleta, Texas Independent School District


Leah Davies
Teacher, Counselor and Prevention Specialist
Kelly Bear

Sebastian Foti
Professor, Fulbright Scholar and Educational Software Developer
University of South Florida


Michael Hutchison
Social Studies Teacher
Vincennes, Indiana School Corporation


Carolyn K
Webmaster and Gifted Educator
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page


Rosanne Kraus
K - 3 Computer Teacher
Hilton Elementary School, Brecksville - Broadview Heights, Ohio City Schools


Sally Lyon
Online Conference Organizer & Moderator
Our Gifted Online Conferences


Carol Mathis
Sixth Grade Science Teacher
Hayes Middle School
Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, West Virginia


Mimi Rowland
K - 8 Computer Teacher
Upper Freehold Elementary/Middle School, Upper Freehold Regional School District, Allentown, NJ

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