Neiman Molineaux Olney
was named by the Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club
Foundation as first South Carolina and then National Teacher of
the Year for
Her school received $36,000 and she got her picture in many newspapers,
magazines, and even a billboard! She appeared in The Wall Street
Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Parade,
and even People magazine.
Carol has received congratulations and accolades from all over
and her husband Rick have
two grandsons in California and Kurt has two girls. Jade is now
3 and Maya is three months. The following infromation
is from their 2004 Christmas letter:
(aka: Mr. Carol) is still chief cook, bottle washer, appointment
secretary, bookkeeper, and masseur in addition to all his school responsibilities.
He is grade level chair and lead science teacher for his new state-of-art
school. This is his second year as a second grade teacher and will
train another student teacher this spring.
of us work for NASA in the summer as book reviewers and special
education consultants. Last summer we flew to Seattle to participate
in a weeklong conference with NASA scientists and other educators at
the University of Washington. While we were there, we had a great visit
with Dennis (#1 son) and Randy. We also toured the Mount St. Helens
April we are planning on joining an archeological dig that will
history. The artifacts uncovered so far near Charleston
and Savanna have been carbon dated back 50,000 years so they are pre-Clovis
which means the “land bridge” theory will be proven wrong.
school is out, we go to Kentucky to the USAG Gymnastics Compulsory
Then we fly to Seattle to visit Dennis and Randy and the
four of us will fly to Phoenix to see Rick’s mom. Then we are
back to the east coast to visit with granddaughters, Carol’s
mom, sister, and Aunt before going to Alabama to work for NASA to help
plan the next symposium at the Huntsville Space Camp. But then it’s
one last stop in Indianapolis for Carol to test and renew her National
rating. Back to school finally to rest.
you can tell we love to travel, being with family, and working
for education; but mostly we love being with each other."