Honors list recognizes educators
The Queen's New Year's Honors lists recognizes several British subjects who labor in the field of British education.
Susan Wade, a teaching assistant at Hethersett High in Norfolk, and Norma Maclellan, clerk at Caol Primary, Fort William, are both appointed MBEs.
They are honoured alongside many heads and teachers, as well as school bursar Wendy Deakin from Middlewich, Cheshire.
Former Chief Inspector of Schools Maurice Smith is also honoured.
Mr Smith, who was head of England's schools watchdog, Ofsted, from January to October 2006 is made Companion, Order of the Bath.
The same award is made to Peter Wanless, director of school performance and reform.
And there is a knighthood for Keith Ajegbo, head teacher of Deptford Green School in Lewisham, London.
Mr Ajegbo is honoured for his services to education.
The London head sits on the government's External Advisory Group, which makes recommendations for the education of 14 to 19-year-olds.
...Professor George Scott, the vice-chancellor of Kingston University, is knighted for services to higher education.
Professor Scott has been vice-chancellor at Kingston since January 1998. Before this, he was Professor of Education and pro vice-chancellor for external affairs at the University of Leeds.
Yasmin Bevan, head of Denbigh High School in Luton, is made a dame.
Services to education attracts a number of CBEs, OBEs and MBEs.
Congratulations to all whose service to the cause of education has been recognized and honored. Wouldn't it be great to see something like that happen here, across the pond?