The Orion Award for Excellence in Experiential Education was introduced in 2005 in honor of Mystic Seaport’s 75th anniversary. The annual award recognizes stellar teachers who are inspiring to their students and to their colleagues. Teachers who are willing to take chances, to take full advantage of the resources that are available to them, to be creative and to be ready to turn an unexpected moment into a spectacular teaching opportunity. And, perhaps most importantly, teachers who radiate the joy of learning, as well as of teaching.
Here are the Museum’s Orion Award recipients.
Mystic Seaport has named the teachers of the Navigator Program at Hamden Middle School in Hamden, CT the recipients of the 2017 Orion Award. Those teachers are: Andrew Marzano, 8th grade science, Tara Riley, 8th grade English, Nicholas (Nick) Ugolik, 8th grade social studies, and Robert (Rob) Mandel, 8th grade math. Named for one of […]
Mystic Seaport has named Laura J. Krenicki from the William J. Johnson Middle School in Colchester the recipient of the 2016 Orion Award.
Mystic Seaport has named Angela McGhee from Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School the recipient of the 2015 Orion Award.
Macy Kleinfelder, the Dean of Student Affairs and a history teacher at The Williams School in New London, Connecticut, is the 2014 recipient of the Orion Award for Excellence in Experiential Education. Kleinfelder received the Award at the annual Members Meeting at Mystic Seaport on Saturday, September 27.
Emily Schimelman, a fourth grade teacher at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Mystic Seaport Orion Award for Excellence in Experiential Education. She was honored at a reception at the Museum’s Maritime Gallery on September 27.
Michael Graham, a history and civics teacher at the Charles Morgan School in Clinton, Connecticut, was awarded the 2012 Mystic Seaport Orion Award.
This year’s Orion Award was presented to the entire staff and faculty of West Broad St. School in Pawcatuck, CT during the reception for the donor recognition dinner on September 23.
Jason Hine, a Social Studies teacher at East Lyme High School in East Lyme, CT, has been awarded the Mystic Seaport Orion Award for Excellence in Experiential Education. He was honored at an awards dinner May 21.
Gay Long, a fifth-grade teacher at Pine Point School in Stonington, CT, is this year’s recipient of the Mystic Seaport Orion Award for Excellence in Experiential Education.
William Federowicz, a sixth grade teacher at Booth Hill Elementary School in Shelton, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Mystic Seaport Orion Award for Excellence. Federowicz was honored at an awards dinner in May.