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12th Annual McGlothlin Awards at Radford University

Rochelle and Frank just returned from the 12th annual McGlothlin Awards at Radford University and what a wonderful event it was! Teachers are such a wondrous gift to the children of the world and to see them honored in such a great way made my heart jump. Thank you to Thomas McGlothlin and his family Foundation. Thank you to Radford University and to Blue Ridge Public Television for the educations they supply us all on a daily basis. And Thank you to Homer Hickam for the insightful  stories about his teachers and their inspiration to him.

The best part of the Awards was the fact that one of our local girls who graduated from RU and teaches at Belview Elementary in Montgomery County VA won. Congratulations to Lisa Taylor. Keep up the good work and enjoy your travels.

Also due congratulations is the secondary winner Liz Phillips from Wallace Middle School in Washington County Va. And to the finalists in both categories and all the other teachers who inspire children everyday we thank you.

Teaching Counts

Homer Hickam guest at Rockwood Manor Bed and Breakfast while presenting the McGlothlin Awards at Radford University

The Dinosaur Hunter comes to Radford Uninversity

One of my heros is coming to visit us at Rockwood Manor Bed and Breakfast while he presents “The McGlothlin Awards” at Radford University. Growing up in a small town in the West Virginia coalfields he and a group of his friends formed a small club that became  later in  life a book the “Rocket Boys: A Memoir” . This grew into another book about The Coalwood Way” and that was turned into a Hollywood Movie called October Sky.

As a writer and an adventurer he has continued on with multiple stories and has become accomplished as a speaker and presenter. Check him out at

www.HomerHickam.com

The McGlothlin Awards are a blessing to the teachers of Southwest Virginia and given once a year to the outstanding teachers of the year.  We would like to thank Tom McGlothlin and his family foundation for these honors.

(Roanoke, VA)- The  McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence are awarded at Radford University, granted in the amount of $25,000 each to two outstanding teachers. These awards are tied with the nation’s largest awards to teachers-the Milkin and the Disney awards-but are only offered to teachers from communities in the Blue Ridge regions of Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia.


The purpose of these awards, now in its 12th year, is to “find the best teachers working in today’s classrooms around our region. We want to recognize their fine work, reward them for it, and by so doing inspire others to the high qualities they exemplify. This award recognizes in a rather significant way what we consider one of the most important professions-and one with so many unsung heroes.”