1st Annual DENny Awards

DENny Awards 2009

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It was a STAR-studded event last night as we unveiled our first-ever DENny Award Winners.  Here they are in case you missed it.

Leaders of the Year

  • Fred Delventhal, MD
  • Teryl Magee, TN


  • Bridget Belardi, PA
  • Tim Childers, TN
  • Linda Rush, TX
  • Susan Tompkins, LA


  • Lori Abrahams, IL
  • Lee Kolbert, FL
  • Anne Truger, IL


  • Peggy Barger and Jim Hopton, PA (aka J-PEG)
  • Carole Gooden, FL

Individual Blog

  • Barbara DeSantis, NJ
  • Heather Hurley, VA
  • Maria Lourdes C. Angala, Washington, D.C.
  • Tracy Standhart, NY
  • Heather Sullivan, NJ

Leadership Council Blog

  • Michigan
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Second Life
  • Texas

Most Creative DEN Events

  • CA LC – Grunion Run and KOCE Day of Discovery
  • MO LC – DEN at the Roasterie and Fall in Love with Discovery
  • TN LC – Best Buy on Digital Photography and A “Movie”ing Day on the TN River


  • Jessica Donaldson, SC
  • Genny Kahlweiss, CA
  • Carolyn Rains, AL

STAR Power

  • Matt Frey, Brevard County, FL

Educator Resources

  • Traci Blazosky, PA
  • Alexa Flores-Hull, AZ
  • Emma Haygood, MI
  • Lori Molt, KS
  • Beth Weeks, TX

Community Choice

  • Golden Sponge Award – Gail Braddock, TN
  • Marvelous Media Specialist – Lynda Baker, MD
  • STEM – Eileen Malick, VA
  • Best Virtual Hair (Purple Category) – Nancy Sharoff, NY


  1. Beth

    Thank you DE for encouraging us, supporting us, and motivating us to always be better!
    The DEN rocks!

  2. Elaine Plybon - TX and SL LC

    The awards were a great idea and very inspiring! I vote to keep the “Golden Sponge” award in circulation every year!

  3. Anne Truger

    Where are those blog links…I need some good reading in my feed : )


  4. Vickie Lamb

    Congrats, Amy and Stephanie, on the “MO LC – DEN at the Roasterie and Fall in Love with Discovery”! This was a great event and I look forward to many, many more!

  5. Erin M

    Congrats to all that won an award – keep up the fantastic work!

  6. ldaughrity

    Way to go Bloggers!

    Lea Anne/Ned’s Keeper

  7. Heather Sullivan

    Thanks for all the AWESOME support!!! The DEN is my lightening rod- hope it is for all for all of you too!!

  8. Genevieve Kahlweiss

    The DEN ROCKS! I cannot think of being without it. The DEN support is the best and you meet the best teachers in our country. Thanks to all DEN members for making it special. It is so great to meet other teachers who really care about making a difference in our world.
    CA LC Leader

  9. Ms. Morosco

    Today is a great day for all. Congrats everyone..especially Barbary DeSantis from NJ

  10. Tammy Maxsin

    I would have loved to see links to the winners. Maybe there will be links in the future?

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