(Deming) -- A Bell Elementary School teacher has been awarded the Grand Prize in a "We Are Teachers" national competition aimed at incorporating technology in the classroom.
Fourth grade math and science teacher Aaron Rogers submitted a contest entry application to Troxell Communications in Phoenix explaining how he would use the company's communications tools in teaching a lesson on the area and perimeter of a rectangle to his fourth graders.
Rogers' submission landed him in the top ten of social media vote-getters for the contest... and ultimately was chosen as the Grand Prize by Troxell officials.
Rogers said his classroom will be getting a document camera... new audio equipment... a projector system that turns a digital projector into a smart board using a stylus instead of a marker... and a student-response system allowing for immediate feedback on questions posed to his students.
Troxell officials have already visited Rogers' classroom to visualize the space before the equipment is delivered this summer.
Rogers, who is completing his third year at Bell School, said Troxell is paying for the equipment, its installation and his training.
(Deming) -- The Deming Education Association and Deming Public Schools held their combined annual
awards program Monday afternoon in the Deming Public Schools auditorium. This year's D-E-A Friend of Education is the Deming Rotary Club... Business Friend of Education is the La Fonda Restaurant... and Advocates of the Year are retiring teachers Peggy Bishop and Jouette Smith.
For Deming Public School awards... Administrator of the Year is Torres Elementary Principal Vicki
Chavez... District Support Staff Person the Year is Central Office Receptionist Janie Quinones... Professional Support Staff Person of the Year is Torres Elementary Counselor Debbie Vigil... Elementary Support Staff Person of the Year is Columbus Custodian David Garcia... and Secondary Support Staff Person of the Year is Deming Intermediate School Secretary Blanca Holguin.
A number of teachers, administrators and staff members were recognized for their years of service... including 40 years for Irene Riley... 35 years for Delia Turner... 30 years for Theresa Green... and 25 years for Estella Casas... Sylvia Galindo... Guillermina
Macias... Kakee McInturff... Linda Montano... Maria Del Carmen Porras... Debbie Robertson... Jerome Sandoval... Claudia Smith... Jouett Smith... Sylvia Verdugo... and Lucy Villegas.
Also, 25 people who will be retiring at the end of this school year were recognized for their contributions.