Riverside School principal Donna Osness and Allied Signal Aerospace Co. were both recognized Tuesday for their contributions to education.
The Kansas University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, a professional organization of educators, presented the awards during its annual banquet, at KU's Adams Alumni Center.
Osness received the 1993 Outstanding Educator Award. Phi Delta Kappa recognized Osness as being "committed to all students in the Lawrence public schools," noting that she is the district's coordinator of drug and alcohol education.
Phi Delta Kappa also lauded Osness for "spearheading an innovative program to implement multi-age groupings at Riverside." Starting in the fall, Riverside will have classes combining grades one through three and other classes combining grades four through six.
Randy Williams, educational relations coordinator with Allied Signal Aerospace Co. in Kansas City, Mo., received the 1993 Partners in Education Award. Phi Delta Kappa recognized Allied Signal for its involvement in KU's ShareNet Partnership Project to improve science and mathematics teaching. The project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Engineers from Allied Signal have assisted elementary teachers with a physical science curriculum designed for fourth- through sixth-graders.