Grant Recipients

For the 2014 year of the program, 15 primary and secondary level teachers were selected to go abroad for 2-3 weeks to travel or teach, explore and experience culture firsthand during their summer break.

Five teachers were selected to participate in the Teach Abroad option of the program, where teachers were placed at a Hilton Worldwide property to teach basic English classes and cross-cultural education workshops to Hilton Worldwide employees. Ten teachers were selected to participate in the Travel Grant option of the program, where teachers developed an itinerary, traveled to a destination of their choice and brought back their cultural experiences to their classroom. Fifteen teachers were selected as Runners Up of the program and received a school donation on their behalf.

Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks: Teach Abroad Grant Selected Teachers

2014 Hilton Teacher Treks Grant Recipients

2014 Hilton Teacher Treks Grant Recipients


Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks: Travel Grant Selected Teachers

Hilton Teacher Treks Grant Recipients 2014

Hilton Teacher Treks Grant Recipients 2014

Hilton Teacher Treks Grant Recipients 2014

Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks Grant Recipients 2014


Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks: Teach Abroad Grant Runners-Up

Alla Azrilyan: English Language Learner Teacher, Grades 5-8, Joseph Browne Middle School (Chelsea, MA)

Leslie Keeney: English Instructional Leader, Grades 10-11, Rio Rancho High School (Rio Rancho, NM)

Laura Quisenberry: English as a Second Language Teacher, Grades K-8, Kruse Elementary (Houston, TX)

Marisa Silva: English Language Learner Teacher, Grade 9, T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus (Alexandria, VA)

Cheryl Tupper: English as a Second Language Teacher, Grade 8, George Junior High (Springdale, AR)


Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks: Travel Grant Runners-Up

Hazel Alvarez-Hall: Education Specialist, Grades 2-3, Brywood Elementary (Irvine, CA)

Jennifer Bevill: Technology and Computer Science Teacher, Grades 10-12, University Laboratory School (Baton Rouge, LA)

Kathleen Christie-Blick: Language Arts, Math, Science, Special and Gifted Education, Grade 5, Cottage Lane Elementary School (Blauvelt, NY)

Barbara Hall: English Language Learner Teacher, History, Social Studies, Special & Gifted Education, Grades 7-8, Sierra Vista Middle School (Irvine, CA)

Amanda Hudnall: Physics Teacher, Grades 9-12, Streetsboro High School (Streetsboro, OH)

Matthew Laney: Social Studies Teacher, Grades 10-12, Gray-New Gloucester High School (Gray, ME)

Nicole Naditz: French Teacher, Grades 9-12, Bella Vista High School (Fair Oaks, CA)

Laura Norris: Art Teacher, Grades 7-8, North Buncombe Middle School (Weaverville, NC)

Kara Urbanek: Spanish Teacher, Grades 9-12, Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, OH)

Tiffany Williams: History Teacher, Grades 9-11, Huffman High School (Birmingham, AL)

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