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The Event
Winners of the 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards will be honored during an event on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Kristy Philippi, a principal at the Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy in the Jefferson Parish & New Orleans Region, was honored with a 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Award at a ceremony on June 10th in Washington, D.C. Philippi is pictured here (right) with Patrick Esser, President of Cox Communications, one of the award's sponsors.

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Gary Olsen, a webmaster and media designer for the Dubuque Community School District in Iowa, was honored with a 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Award at a ceremony on June 10th in Washington, D.C. Olsen is pictured here with Rocco Commisso (left), Chairman & CEO, Mediacom, one of the award's sponsors.

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Ray Lund a teacher at Thorton Academy in the Saco, ME was honored with a 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Award on June 10th in Washington, D.C. Lund is pictured here with the event's Master of Ceremonies, Alton Brown (left), Food Network Chef host.

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Jacalyn Leavitt (left), Utah's former first lady and founder of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition; David Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast; and Jay Hoffman (right), a teacher at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, VT. Leavitt and Hoffman were recognized with 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards on June 10th in Washington, D.C.

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Craig Lindvahl and Joe Fatheree, filmmakers and teachers at Teutopolis and Effingham High Schools in Illinois, were honored with a 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Award at a ceremony on June 10th in Washington, D.C. Lindvahl (right) and Fatheree (left) are picture here with the event's Master of Ceremonies, Alton Brown, Food Network Chef host.

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A&E Television Networks president and CEO Abbe Raven (left); Lynda Bergsma, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Elana Rosen, co-founder and executive director of the Just Think Foundation in the San Francisco and Mishaela DurĂ¡n, Director of Government Affairs, National PTA (right). Bergsma and Rosen were recognized with 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards on June 10th in Washington, D.C.

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Tony Alteparmakian, a teacher at Foothill High School Bakersfield, CA, was honored with a 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning Award at a ceremony on June 10th in Washington, D.C. Alteparmakian is pictured here with the event's Master of Ceremonies, Alton Brown (left), Food Network Chef host.

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U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) was honored on June 10th for his outstanding leadership in education with a Cable's Leaders in Learning Policymaker Award during the annual Leaders in Learning Awards ceremony. Rep. Clyburn (right) is pictured here with Kyle McSlarrow, President & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

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hotos from the 2009 Cable's Leaders in Learning AwardsU.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was honored on June 10th for her outstanding leadership in education with a Cable's Leaders in Learning Policymaker Award. Sen. Snowe (middle) is pictured here with Kyle McSlarrow, President & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) (left) and Glenn Britt, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable. (right).

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MASTER OF CEREMONIES
ALTON BROWN
Food Network Chef


Alton BrownAlton Brown's flair in the kitchen developed early with guidance from his mother and grandmother, a budding culinary talent he skillfully used later "as a way to get dates" in college. Switching gears as an adult, Alton spent a decade working as a cinematographer and video director, but realized he spent all his time between shoots watching cooking shows which he found to be dull and uninformative. Convinced that he could do better, Alton left the film business and moved to Vermont to train at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. Soon after, Alton tapped all of his training to create Good Eats, a smart and entertaining food show that blends wit with wisdom, history with pop culture and science with common cooking sense. Alton not only writes and produces the shows but also stars in each offbeat episode.

Alton Brown's first book, I'm Just Here for the Food (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2002) won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Cookbook in the Reference category, was one of the bestselling cookbooks of 2002 and has sold over 300,000 copies to date. It was also chosen by Amazon.com as one of the top 50 books of 2002 by both editors and readers.

Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen, his long-awaited homage to tools and gadgetry, was published by STC in September 2003 and was nominated for both a James Beard Award for Best Cookbook in the Tools & Techniques category and an IACP Cookbook Award in the Food Reference/Technical category. Gear is an essential guide to all the "hardware" you need in the kitchen. Packed with practical advice and tips, this book takes a look at what's needed and what isn't, what works and what doesn't.

Alton's third book, on baking, I'm Just Here for More Food, hit bookstores in November 2004 and has since gone on to become a New York Times bestseller.

On Feasting On Asphalt, Alton had only his motorcycle, a few buddies and the clothes on his back during a nostalgic trip across the country to rediscover the disappearing people, places and stories of great American road food. In 2008, Alton traveled the Caribbean in search of America's culinary roots and Caribbean flavors in Feasting On Waves.

For more information on Alton Brown, visit www.altonbrown.com.

Read the Cable in the Classroom Magazine article Cooking in the Classroom where Brown talks about how his show explains the combinations and reactions that transform separate ingredients into a meal, making science accessible by making it relevant.

Listen to a podcast interview with Brown where he discusses why science is such a major part of his program and how teachers can and should apply his techniques in the classroom.



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