Congratulations to the
2016 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award Recipients!
Steven Arenas - Westview High School, Avondale, AZ
Patrick Harris - Achievement Prep Elementary School, Washington, DC
Sahar Shafqat - Albert Lane Technical College Prep High School, Chicago, IL
Raven Jones Stanbrough - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Trinity Thompson - Harlem Village Academies, New York, NY
Renee Wilmot - Church Hill Academy, Richmond, VA
Purpose: The specific purpose of this award is to support early career teachers of color as they build accomplished teaching careers in literacy education.
Eligibility: Practicing pre-K to university level literacy educators of color who are in the first five years of a paid teaching career and who aspire to build a career in literacy education. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups--African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders.
- Recipients receive two years of support from an accomplished mentor in planning their convention experience during year one and by presenting a NCTE Convention session in year two.
- Financial -- complimentary convention registration, round-trip airfare, three nights lodging, a section luncheon ticket, and a $50 per diem for four days for two consecutive NCTE conventions.
A complete application will include a recommendation letter and a signed support letter from your school administrator or university-level supervisor.
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. Deadline:
Applications are accepted starting in April of the award year.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.