Elinor Long Award
The Elinor Long Educator of the Year Award (ELEY) was established to recognize a professional (an educator, administrator, university faculty, or medical personnel from Pennsylvania or Delaware) who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and performance in the field.
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2019 Penn-Del AER Elinor Long Award Recipient
2018 Penn-Del AER Elinor Long Award Recipient
Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
2017 Penn-Del AER Elinor Long Award Recipient
Department Chair, Director of Orientation and Mobility Program; Associate Professor, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Salus University
2016 Penn-Del AER Elinor Long Award Recipient
Holly has been recognized for her years of dedication to the Penn-Del Chapter of AER. She has worked on the conference planning committee, as well as the Communications Committee. Holly is currently employed at the Western PA School for Blind Children as an Outreach Teacher.
2015 Penn-Del AER Elinor Long Award Recipient
Brenda has dedicated many years of service to Penn-Del AER, serving as president, and working diligently on the Conference Committee. She is a retired school Administrator from Western PA School for Blind Children.
Recipients of the Elinor Long, Educator of the Year (ELEY) Award
2014 John Hannum, O&M Specialist
2013 Tracy Whitehead, Intermediate Unit 17
2012 Harry K. Lasky, posthumously, Kutztown University
2010 Dael Cohen, Overbrook School for the Blind
2009 Penni Telleck, Independent Consultant
2008 Katherine Brittian, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7
2007 Chris Ament, Susquehanna Association for the Blind
2006 Jennifer Concannon, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
2004 Kathleen Cleaver, Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments
2003 Dr. Bernadette Kappen, Overbrook School for the Blind
2002 Robin Adler, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13
2000 Tori Bell, Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15
1999 Earlene Colella, Appalachia Intermediate Unit #8
1998 Dr. Ralph Peabody, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
1997 Mark Steciw, Eastern Instructional Support Center, PaTTAN
1997 Debby Holzapfel, Western Instructional Support Center, PaTTAN
1997 Frank Irzyk, Central Instructional Support Center, PaTTAN
1996 Rita Robertson, Norristown Area School District
1995 Lynn Vuocolo, Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3
1994 Robert Ashbridge, Overbrook School for the Blind
1993 Ben Williams, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit #23
1992 Sister M. Margaret Fleming, IHM, St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments
1991 Harold Hoff, Chester County Intermediate Unit #24
1990 Jeanne Gardier, Northeastern Immediate Unit #19
1989 Susan Millaway, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit #23
1988 Jeanne Leiper, Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15
1987 Adrienne Koller, Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15
1986 Carolyn Hoover, Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15
1985 Ridgeway Clark, Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3
1984 Patricia Bowles, Berks County Intermediate Unit #14