MASON, Mich. — Mason High School science teacher, Cortney Ford has been selected as the recipient of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce's 2019 Excellence in Education award. “This award recognizes an educator who best exemplifies the qualities that inspire students to learn and value education,” according to the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Ford was nominated by the Mason High School administration team. “It was an honor and privilege to nominate Cortney for this award. She truly exemplifies an indisputable passion for her students,” said Lance Delbridge, Principal of Mason High School. Ms. Ford’s nomination was supported by all of Mason Public Schools’ leadership team as well.
Ms. Ford’s dedication to her work was a strong theme in the nomination to the Chamber. Additionally, her work engaging in and supporting education initiatives within the district made her a great representative of Mason Public Schools. She has helped develop the Professional Learning Community (PLC) concept at the high school, worked with the Ingham Intermediate School District to shift science instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards and has participated in Instructional Walkthroughs and Learning Talks while encouraging others to do the same. She also works with students to transform student leadership, devotes time after school to students in the Bulldog Brilliance program, has served as a cross country and softball coach and has served as a National Honor Society Adviser. Ms. Ford was a Michigan Science Teachers Association Teacher of the Year Nominee in 2015.
Ms. Ford will receive the Excellence in Education Award at the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.
The event will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Eldorado Golf Course. For more information, visit www.business.masonchamber.org/events/calendar .