EWC Instructor Receives Abe Teacher of the Year Award
May 7, 2004
Pamela Downing, State GED program coordinator;
Madelon Daniels; Shelli Stewart, State ABE program manager
(Torrington, WY) Eastern Wyoming College instructor Madelon Daniels received the Adult Basic Education Teacher of the Year award at the Wyoming ABE Professional Development Conference held in Saratoga. Madelon is retiring this year after spending fifteen years at EWC, the last five of which has been with our ABE program. She also serves as a trainer/coordinator for the other ABE instructors throughout the EWC area.
Madelon's students say that she is very positive, encouraging, and upbeat when she is working with them. In fact, she makes them feel like they can achieve success going through her program even if they encounter problems along the way. She likes to make learning fun for both teachers and students. This is evidenced when she develops learning units that often include games, songs, and food! Madelon uses wonderful strategies to get people interested in learning. That exemplifies what lifelong learning is all about, and it is what she passes on to her students. Madelon commented, "I was very surprised to receive this award and was honored to be nominated."
Jack Bottenfield, EWC President stated, "It is wonderful to see good people recognized for their achievements! I am very pleased that Madelon has received her much deserved recognition as the ABE Teacher of the Year! We are very grateful for the contribution which Madelon has made to this institution and to it's students for so many years and wish her well in her retirement."