2020 Albert Award Recipients: Congratulations to our three 2020 Albert Award recipients, who are all new Parkway teachers (1-5 yrs) and have done an amazing job in their classrooms! Anna Jamboretz [South '12], Alex Spellicy and Kara Schulte will each receive $1,000 and as much love as we can convey during this time of social distancing. All three will receive a $1,000 cash award made possible by the PAA’s Educators Make a Difference Fund. Bravo!
The Albert Awards
Each year, the Albert Awards are given by the Parkway Alumni Association to three exceptional first through fifth year Parkway teachers – one each at the elementary, middle and high school level. This award recognizes these new teachers for the energy and enthusiasm that they bring to their students, as well as the creative and innovative practices they use in their classroom.
Each Albert Award recipient receive a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque. Recipients are honored at the Parkway Appreciation Evening in April and at the Hall of Fame Celebration in November (biannually).
The Albert Award is named in honor of Dr. Al Burr, a retired teacher, coach, and long-distinguished principal in the district. The Albert Award is sponsored by the Parkway Alumni Association and funded by the Educators Make-A-Difference Fund for the purpose of recognizing those teachers who are inspiring others at the very earliest stages of their careers.
2019 Albert Award Recipients: On March 5, 2019, the PAA prize patrol visited Parkway classrooms to present the Albert Award to three outstanding new teachers: Clarissa Crandall [South '14] teaches kindergarten at Ross; Taylor Rose [West '12] teaches English at West; and Eli Phillips teaches social studies at South Middle. All three will receive a cash award made possible by the PAA’s Educators Make a Difference Fund.
2017: Parkway teachers earn accolades for Alberts
Congratulations to the PAA's 2017 Albert Award winners! Brian Parrish [N '06] (Vocal Music/West High), Ellen Schanzmeyer (Pierremont) and Katy Phillips [N '07] (Southwest Middle) each received $1,000, plus recognition at the district's annual awards event.