During this at-home learning time, we are extending the award deadline to one week after
classes resumes. During a break from e-learning, have your child write a one-page essay
about a current P-H-M staff member who has made a lasting impact. Essays may be mailed
to PHMEF. 55900 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or returned to the school's front office when classes resumes.
Arter Teaching in Excellence Award
Students - Nominate a current P-H-M staff member
who has influenced your educational experience
The Jeneane Arter Teaching in Excellence Award is given to an outstanding current P-H-M staff member. Students may nominate a staff member by downloading guidelines and submitting a one-page essay to the P-H-M Education Foundation.
The winner will receive $2,000, underwritten by Jason and Darla Lippert.
Past Jeneane Arter Teaching in Excellence Award Winners
Penn's Diane Bowersox 2018 recipient
On May 31, the P-H-M Education Foundation awarded Penn High School Chemistry teacher Mrs. Diane Bowersox as the recipient of 2018 Jeneane Arter Teaching in Excellence award – named after Northpoint Elementary School teacher Jeneane Arter.
Penn High School Alyssa McNarney wrote in her essay about Mrs. Bowersox, “Chemistry is one of those classes that most people dislike and find very difficult, but with Mrs. Bowersox as a teacher, Chemistry is enjoyable and easy to learn. She does labs, interactive activities, and other games that help you learn. One example is from sophomore year in Chem Honors. We played Jeopardy in class with buzzers. The questions were able orbitals and after that game I am pretty sure that everyone in class could give you orbitals for every element.”
The top four finalists will receive $100. They are: Christine Austin of Walt Disney Elementary; John Gensic of Penn High School; Jeremy McCaskill of Horizon Elementary; Alison Noakes of Elsie Rogers Elementary; and Matt Reininga of Schmucker Middle.
Walt Disney's Robi Davidson 2019 recipient
Mr. Robi Davidson of Walt Disney Elementary was awarded the 2019 Jeneane Arter Teaching in Excellence Award on May 29. Students watched as Mr. Davidson was surprised by Principal Ryan Towner, Darla Lippert, and
P-H-M Education Foundation director Mari Linn Wise.
Fifth-grade student Sreeja Bhattacharjee wrote in his essay about Mr. Davison, a music teacher, "(He) explains theory and practical music very patiently. he encourages us to push ourselves beyond our own expectations he motivated me to get the Blackbelt in recorder karate!"
The P-H-M Education Foundation sponsored the Jeneane Arter Teaching in Excellence Award – named after Northpoint Elementary School teacher Jeneane Arter. The $2,000 awarded to any current P-H-M staff member who exemplifies excellence in education. The award is underwritten by P-H-M parents Jason and Darla Lippert.