"We celebrate curiosity and elevate it to lesson plan status," says Carol (Avila) Glanville, a first-grade teacher at Main Street School in Warren. Ms. (Avila) Glanville's students are encouraged to follow their own lines of inquiry. A lesson on plants, for example, may start out as a natural science project, but it may also become an occasion to acquire literary and letter-writing skills. Ms. (Avila) Glanville has been instrumental in the development of a lively and mutual school and community exchange. When she received a Rhode Island Foundation Grant to purchase fresh and saltwater aquariums for the school, she not only involved all grade levels as project participants, but she recruited local fishermen, the Conservation Commission and Land Trust, and the local media for a true community effort. In 1995, the National Science Foundation recognized Ms. (Avila) Glanville with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.
1974 University of Rhode Island, B.S.