I thoroughly enjoyed my experiences working with the ECEOC cohort. The NCTE staff, leadership, and veteran members were welcoming, and the spirit of support and collaboration was refreshing. Overall, the weekend was encouraging and empowering. My project is off to a great start.
- Jessica Mendes, 2012 Award Recipient
Purpose: To support early career (first five years in a paid teaching position) teachers of color who are willing to take part in a three-day expense paid summer leadership development meeting that helps prepare early career educators to carry out a group or individual leadership project in literacy education.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, July 11-14, 2013
Support level: Programmatic—a three-day meeting with other early career literacy educators of color, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) leaders, and state level leaders. During this time together, award recipients will learn more about trends in our professional community, leadership strategies, and NCTE. During the three-day retreat, award recipients will have time and assistance in designing a leadership project that will benefit their school and/or a wider network of literacy educators. In addition, recipients will receive advice and support throughout the term of the project and will be recognized for accomplishments as the project comes to fruition.
Financial: Round-trip airfare, three nights lodging, meals, and complimentary registration for the NCTE Leadership Development Meeting (July 11–14, 2013). Eligibility:
Any Pre K – university level literacy educator of color who is in the first five years of a paid teaching career and who aspires to build a career as a literacy educator. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups--African American, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders.
All award recipients must be an NCTE member at the time the award is accepted. The annual membership cost is $50.00 and recipients can join online
Up to six candidates will be selected, and all applicants will be notified no later than May 1, 2013 in order to make plans to attend the Leadership Development Meeting on July 11-14, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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List of award recipients for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008