Over the last 24 years, schools across the state have displayed their Superstars in Education banner. There are many who have applied for this award, but there can only be a few winners. Programs range from single classroom programs to collaborative partnerships. This award is not just designed to point out what is working, it is dedicated to those programs that are special. The debate about educational programs includes terms such as ‘Race to the Top’, STEM, Common Core, standardized testing, college and employment ready, and the list goes on. In the end, the bottom line is that success comes from the teacher in the classroom and the leaders in our schools. That is to whom the Superstars in Education award is dedicated.
Superstars in Education highlights excellence in science teaching, integrated classroom technology practices, and school-to-career partnerships. This event recognizes outstanding educational programs and individual achievements. It also serves the business community and its investment in the future. Delaware’s future depends on the foundation we build in our schools today. It is imperative that today’s students have tangible skills when they are ready to enter the workforce. Whether college bound, preparing for a trade job or working in the manufacturing world, students need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be productive employees and citizens. Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.
The 2016 Superstars in Education program will honor this year’s winning programs with a reception followed by an awards ceremony on May 9, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. at Wilmington University’s Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium in New Castle, Delaware. We are counting on your generous sponsorship support to guarantee the success of this program. Sponsors are recognized at the ceremony and throughout the event’s promotion and publicity. We ask you to pledge sponsorship by March 9, 2016 to maximize visibility for your support. Click here to view sponsor opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Mark DiMaio at (302) 576-6571 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please join us in celebrating excellence in education and our commitment to forging strong business partnerships with schools in Delaware.
James DeChene is the Chamber's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.