CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announced its 10th year of recipients for the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship. Established in 2006, the fellowship program has the dual purpose of retaining good teachers in North Country schools and recognizing excellence in teaching in public schools.
The 2018 recipients of the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship are: Lisa Pike, Grade 4 teacher at Edward Fenn Elementary School in Gorham; Lisa Morse, fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Milan Village School in Milan; Jeannine LaBounty, teacher leader at White Mountains Regional High School; and Patricia Hood, health teacher and Youth Leadership Through Adventure advisor at Berlin High School. Each recipient will receive $10,000 for her extraordinary teaching abilities and commitment to education.
“We have so many passionate educators in the North Country dedicated to teaching our kids,” said Peter Benson, senior program officer at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “The Tillotson Fellowship allows us to recognize their success in the classroom and to help raise public awareness about the value of excellence in education.”
Since 2006, the Louise Tillotson Fellowship has awarded $413,500 to North Country public school educators. Any kindergarten through 12th grade public school teacher in the North Country, with a preference for teachers in Coös County public schools, is eligible. Applications for the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship are reviewed by Foundation staff and a volunteer selection committee. A small number of finalists are then invited to a personal interview with the selection committee. Application materials are available on the Foundation’s website at www.nhcf.org.
The 2018 Louise Tillotson Fellowship Selection Committee included: Peter Benson, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; Susan Wyman, retired educator; Gail Paine, former New Hampshire school board member; and educators and former award recipients including Nancy Edwards, Linda Bennion, Michele Johnsen, Stephanie Lyons, Tricia Walsh, Karen LaRoche, Sandy Pouliot, Patricia Weathers, Sarah Clemmitt, Anne Elise Record, Lorna Holcombe, Mary Trask, Jeannine Brady, Matthew Saladino, Susan Griffin and Kari Goulet.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,900 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $40 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.