Both Sesame Street and Bill Nye Receive Awards at 2015 Bammy Awards

By Academy of Education Arts and  Sciences, Special for   USDR

On Saturday the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced the Bammy Award laureates and Bammy Edtech Award winners for 2015.  The announcement was made during a community showcase of the great things happening in schools across the nation. Several national associations participated in the showcase, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP),  the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO),  the American Association of School Administrators (AASA),  the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the National Education Association (NEA). The showcase was hosted by Dr. Joe Sanfelippo and Dr. Tony Sinanis. Both are known nationally for encouraging educators to connect, collaborate and share their positive stories with the  world.

The 2015 honorees  are:

Denisha Jones — College  Professor
Marisol Garay-Talavera — Early Childhood Program  Staff
Peter DeWitt — Education  Commentators/Blogger
Tom Murray — Education  Policy/Researcher
Justin Tarte — Education Support  Staff
Todd Nesloney — Elementary School  Principal
Stephen Ritz  — Elementary School  Teacher
Tanya Dennis — Head Start  Staff
Andrew Stillman — Innovator of The  Year
Jimmy Casas — High School  Principal
Gary Abud — High School  Teachers
Mike Robinson— Parent Group  Leader
Jeff Platenberg — School Business O fficial
Laura Fleming — School  Librarian
Carrie Clarke — School  Nurse
Nancy Blair — Middle School  Principal
Bill Ferriter — Middle School  Teacher
Felix Jacomino — School  Technologist
Nancy Burke — Special Needs Staff
Mission Break the Chains — Student  Voice
Patrick Larkin —  Superintendent
Michael Boll, Jamie Willett & Chris Carter — Education Talk Show  Hosts
TEDedChat — Twitter Chat  Community
Adobe Voice – Best Education  APP
Instructure – Best Web site  Resource
Padlet – Best Teaching  Tool

About the Academy of Education Arts and  Sciences

The Academy is comprised of over 300 prominent education leaders, including Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Sir Ken Robinson, Diane Ravitch, Dr. Timothy Shriver, and the executive directors of ISTE, NAESP, AASA, NAEYC, PTA, NEA, AFT, NASN, ASBO AASL and NASSP. The Bammy Awards celebrate the contributions of the entire community. The Bammy Awards were sponsored by School Health, GOJO, Purell and the BAM Radio  Network.

To watch Highlights of 2015 Bammy Awards, go to  http://www.bammyawards.org/index.php/about/bammy-awards-showcase

SOURCE Academy of Education Arts and  Sciences

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