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Tuesday, April 24, 2001

"Honors Convocation Friday, May 4"

SALISBURY, MD -- Celeste Bunting, administrator at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin and 2000 Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar, presents "Oh, the Places You’ll Go," at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Holloway Hall Auditorium for Salisbury State University’s Honors Convocation. The event is free and the public is invited.

She speaks to students about setting lofty goals and maintaining enthusiasm for life. Bunting’s speech is based on the Dr. Seuss book by the same name.

The 1973 graduate of SSU taught first grade at Worcester for 28 years and is now head of the Lower School. She will receive her Master’s in Education from SSU this May.

Teaching in Japan as a Fulbright scholar for three weeks gave Bunting a global view of education, she said.

At Worcester she’s a leader in the creative teaching of science. At first she modeled her program off the upper school, realizing her students wanted to be challenged.

She began a "Classroom Feeder Watch" for students to collect data on bird behavior and enter it into a journal.

Additionally, Worcester partnered with a class in Central America to track bird migration, enabling students to learn about the region’s geography and how to converse in Spanish.

The co-author of the Super Science Connections Workbook and Teacher’s Guide; she has received numerous honors from the National Audubon Society and the Maryland Ornithological Society.

Apple Computer and Microsoft Encarta sites have published her work on-line and she's been interviewed by Family PC magazine and National Public Radio.

She serves on educational advisory committees for the American Chemical Society, Maryland Partners in Flight and the Maryland Ornithological Society.

"When you have a passion for something, that is what you should teach," Bunting said.

For information call 410-543-6030 or visit the University's Web site at www.salisbury.edu.


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