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12 WilmU Alumni Among Top 20 Teachers

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The State of Delaware has honored 20 District Teachers of the Year, 12 of whom earned degrees at Wilmington University.

Each received $2,000 at an award ceremony on Oct. 15 at Dover Downs, where they were congratulated by Governor John Carney, Senator Tom Carper and state education officials.

The teachers of the year line up for a photo on a staircase outside of the Townsend building.


One of the honorees, Laura Burke, a third-grade teacher in Seaford, is also a WilmU adjunct. With 25 years of service, she is the most experienced of the honorees. Two math teachers, Stephen Landry at Appoquinimink High School, and Dontez Collins at Sussex Tech, are the most recent entries to the education field, each with nine years in the classroom.

Other WilmU alumni awardees are: Lauren Conrad, a music teacher in the Brandywine District; Erica Richard, a math specialist in the Capital District; Lindsay Muldoon, a middle-school English teacher in the Christiana District; Donna Huston, a high school English teacher in Delmar; Donna Sava, a first-grade teacher in Laurel; Jaime Hill, a kindergarten teacher in Milford; Anthony Webb, a high school math teacher at Delcastle;  Nick Post, an electrical trades technology teacher at Polytech; and Denise Balcerak, a kindergarten teacher in Smyrna.

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