The Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Educator in the English Language Arts recognizes exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 6-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students.
The award is sponsored by Scholastic Classroom Magazines, and honors Edwin A. (Ted) Hoey, who brought limitless imagination and creativity to the pages of READ magazine during his nearly forty-year career as writer, editor, and managing editor of the renowned literature and language arts classroom periodical. Hoey's efforts enriched the work of countless middle-level teachers of English language arts and the lives of their students.
Recently Scholastic and Weekly Reader have partnered to produce SCOPE, by Read Magazine, and the new team is honored to present this award on Mr. Hoey’s behalf.
The award is presented at the Middle Level Luncheon during the NCTE Annual Convention each year.
2013 Winner Announced
Brooke Eisenbach is the sixteenth recipient of the Edwin A. Hoey Award. Brooke is an eighth-grade English language arts teacher at Tomlin Middle School in Plant City, Florida. She has been a middle school language arts teacher for ten years, teaching language arts, honors, critical thinking, and adolescent literacy courses to a diverse student population. Read more.
- Full-time English language arts teacher of students in grades 6-8 ("full-time teacher" is defined as a teacher with a standard number of contact hours with students for that school district)
- Educator who has taught graders 6-8 full-time for at least five years
- Teacher in public or private school in the United States, its territories, or Canada
- Member of the National Council of Teachers of English
- Nominated by supervisor or teaching peer who can provide credible evidence of nominee's achievements; self-nominations are ineligible
- Fosters a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning
- Utilizes scholarship from literature, writing, or other appropriate fields
- Utilizes the twelve interrelated NCTE content standards
- Participates in professional activities such as workshops, curriculum development, committees, other association activities, and the like
Nomination packets including the application cover form must be submitted by February 1.
NCTE Hoey Award Committee
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Brooke Eisenbach, Tomlin Middle School, Plant City, FL, 2013
Jason Griffith, Lamberton Middle School, Carlisle, PA, 2012
Susan Houser, Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle, St. Petersburg, FL, 2011
Susan Harris, Elizabeth Cobb Middle School, Tallahassee, FL, 2010
Mike Roberts, Rowland Hall Middle School, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009
Deborah A. Peters, Northwestern Lehigh Middle School, New Tripoli, PA, 2008
Lori Atkins Goodson, Wamego Middle School, Wamego, KS, 2007
Jane Feber, Mandarin Middle School, Jacksonville, FL, 2006
Sheila Newell, Jane Long Middle School, Houston, TX, 2005
Barry Hoonan, Odyssey Multiage, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2004
Nancie Atwell, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb, ME, 2003
Cora Lee Five, Edgewood Elementary School, Scarsdale, NY, 2002
Steven Layne, Butler Jr. High School, Oak Brook, IL, 2001
Linda Rief, Oyster River Middle School, Durham, NH, 2000
Elizabeth Close, Farnsworth Middle School, Guilderland, NY, 1999
Rise Paynter, Binford Elementary School, Bloomington, IN, 1998