Friday, July 16, 2010

Delaware Educators to be Honored at Teacher Appreciation Night

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s production of Macbeth, local educators will be honored during Teacher Appreciation Night.

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival will run from July 16th through July 31st on the grounds of Rockwood Mansion in Wilmington, DE. To recognize their efforts throughout the school year, teachers will be offered discount admission to the show. In addition, all educators in attendance will receive a complementary copy of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

This year, the entire run of Macbeth is made possible due to sponsorship from Smyrna-based publishing company, Prestwick House. In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Night, Prestwick House will also be providing a variety pack of Macbeth teaching resources as a drawing prize. All educators attending the performance will be automatically entered to win.

“Teachers are an indispensible part of the community that is often under appreciated,” says Jason Scott, CEO of this year’s production sponsor, Prestwick House. “Teaching is not just a job, it is a vocation, and those who work tirelessly year after year should be recognized and celebrated for their efforts.”

At the performance, Prestwick House will also announce the winners of its first annual Delaware English Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the first annual Delaware Language Arts Student of the Year Award.

The finalists for the first annual Prestwick House Delaware English Teacher of the Year Award are Jennifer Bower of Seaford Middle School, Kristen Zerbe of John Dickinson High School, and Harry Brake of Seaford High School. Finalists for the Prestwick House Delaware Language Arts Student of the Year are Erin Frick of Caesar Rodney High School, Desiree Rodriguez of Smyrna High School, and Lexington Studevant of William Penn High School.

In addition to a plaque commemorating the achievement, the winning teacher will receive a new Apple iPad loaded with digital teaching materials, and the winning student will receive a $500 scholarship. All finalists will be featured on the Prestwick House website, blog, and in the Footnotes monthly email newsletter.

Tickets for Teacher’s Appreciation Night and the Delaware Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth can be purchased on the grounds of Rockwood Mansion Park beginning at 6:30pm, one hour before the show begins, or online at

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