Six teachers and a parent at MOT Charter School have been nominated to receive an IDEA Award from the Delaware Charter School Network.
Now in its second year, the award program recognizes exemplary dedication and hard work of teachers, parents, school leaders, legislators and community members Delaware’s 21 public charter schools.
The name of the award stands for Innovation, Dedication, Education and Admiration, and bestows honors in 11 categories.
MOT Charter art teacher Bernadette DeLong heads the list of local nominees this year with nominations for two awards, including the Community Ties Award, which recognizes the promotion of community partnerships, and the Dedication in an Elementary School Award, which honors “selfless devotion” to students and the craft.
DeLong will be competing for the Dedication in an Elementary School Award with two of her colleagues at MOT Charter, including second-grade teacher Stacie Husted and fourth-grade teacher Chris Sharp.
Meanwhile, both eighth-grade language arts teacher Pam Andreavich Terry Angelus, MOT Charter’s Principal of Student & Families, have been nominated for the Dedication in a Middle School Award.
Parent Clarissa “Crissy” Roth also is a nominee for an IDEA Award. The mother of two MOT Charter students, her work as a grant writer for the school has been credited with helping the school raise $1 million for its plans to add a high school next year. For that work, she is nominated to receive the Cornerstone Award, which recognizes a parent or parent group that has demonstrated a significant level of commitment and involvement in Delaware’s public charter schools.
The Delaware Charter School Network will bestow the 2013 IDEA Awards to one nominee in each category during a ceremony at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Oct. 10.