Established in 1995, the NCTE Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award recognizes a distinguished national or international educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education.
2015 Winners: Anne Haas Dyson and Celia Genishi
Learn more about the winners.
The Elementary Section Steering Committee determines the winner based upon each candidate meeting the following criteria:
- dramatically influenced literacy classroom practice
- made ongoing contributions to the field of literacy
- obtained national and/or international influence in literacy teaching and learning
contributed a body of work that is compatible with the mission of NCTE
The Elementary Section Steering Committee determines the winner based upon nominations received each year from NCTE Elementary Section members. Only one nomination may be submitted per member.
Submit the Nomination Form by November 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to
NCTE Outstanding Educator Award, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096.
The Nomination Form will also be accepted in person at the Elementary Section Get-Together during the NCTE Annual Convention.
The award recipient is presented a plaque by the ESSC Chair at the Elementary Section Get-Together during the NCTE Annual Convention.
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