The Outstanding Middle Level Educator in the English Language Arts Award (formerly the Edwin A. Hoey Award) 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.
Sandra Kowalczyk from Patrick Marsh Middle School, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, has been named the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Middle Level Educator in the English Language Arts Award.
Kowalczyk is a reading specialist of grades six and seven and teaches literacy intervention classes for high-needs students, including struggling readers and writers, immigrants, English language learners, and students with disabilities. Learn more about Sandra.
Applicants should be full-time English language arts teachers of students in grades 6-8 ("full-time" is defined as that school district's standard number of contact hours with students) and have taught for at least five years in public or private school in the United States, its territories, or Canada. Applicants do not have to be a member of NCTE to apply and may be nominated by a supervisor or teaching peer who can provide credible evidence of achievements or be self-nominated.
- Fostering a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning
- Utilizing scholarship from literature, writing, or other appropriate fields
- Utilizing the twelve interrelated NCTE content standards
- Participating in professional activities such as workshops, curriculum development, committees, other association activities, and the like.
Submit nomination information by the May 1 deadline:
Electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal mail to Outstanding Middle Level Educator Award Committee, NCTE, 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096
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