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SAE International Honors Livonia Public Schools Teachers

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 13, 2007 - Katie Dodge and Kitty Yost of Livonia Public Schools in Livonia, Mich., are recipients of SAE International's Lloyd Reuss Award for Teaching Excellence.

The award, established in 1998, recognizes an elementary school teacher who has made creative and exemplary use of SAE International's A World In Motion® (AWIM) Challenge 1 program to further develop students' understanding and experience in math and science. The award honors the work and dedication of Lloyd Reuss, former President of General Motors Corporation, who is a staunch supporter of the AWIM program.

The award is funded through the SAE Foundation. In addition to supporting the awards, recognition and scholarship programs of SAE International, the SAE Foundation develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

Katie Dodge Katie Dodge
Dodge is an elementary school teacher at Livonia Public Schools. During her five-year teaching career, she has taught second, third, fourth and sixth grades.

Dodge attends the University of Toledo, where she is pursing a doctorate in higher education. She holds a bachelor's in English and speech and a master's in learning disabilities from Madonna University. She resides in Livonia, Mich.

Kitty Yost Kitty Yost
Yost is an elementary school teacher at Livonia Public Schools, where she has taught for 16 years. Previously, she taught in the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Yost holds a bachelor's in education from Central Michigan University and a master's in education from the University of Michigan. She resides in Livonia, Mich.

For more information on Dodge and Yost, please contact the Livonia Public Schools Communications Office at

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