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Awards for Educators - Previous Revision

NCTE presents several awards each year to recognize outstanding teachers of English language arts and literacy at all levels and to support teachers’ efforts to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills. Select from the links below to learn more about each award.

Distinguished Service Award
Given to a person or persons who have exhibited valuable professional service and excellence in teaching.  

Donald H. Graves Writing Award 
Recognizes teachers in grades 1-6 who demonstrate an understanding of student improvement in the teaching of writing. Deadline June 1, 2009 

Edwin A. Hoey Award 
This award recognizes exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 5-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students. Deadline February 1, 2009

High School Teacher of Excellence Award
This award is given to high school teachers who are nominated by their state affiliates. All state, provincial, regional, and local affiliates can participate.

Media Literacy Award
This award showcases NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction. 

Outstanding Educator Award
Recognizes a distinguished educator who has made major contributions to the field of elementary English language arts education.

Richard W. Halle Award 
This award honors a junior high/middle level educator who has worked to promote understanding of the developmental needs and characteristics of young adolescents, especially in the English language arts. Deadline June 1, 2009

Robert Shafer Memorial Award
This award honors an educator or organization's membership who enriches international education.

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