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.
Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Join middle level educators as we come together in Minneapolis, making the land of 10,000 lakes the land of ten times as many ideas. Read the Convention Preview and make your plans today!
The Middle Level Section will host several sessions and events this year including:
- The Middle Level Meet-Up on Thursday with poster sessions by classroom teachers, the 2015 Halle Award winner Beverly Ann Chin, and a panel of young adult authors--Martha Brokenbrough, Sara Larson, and Jennifer Niven.
- The Middle Level Luncheon on Friday with the 2015 Outstanding Educator and featured speaker Eliot Schrefer.
- The Middle Level Mosaic session "Responsibility, Creativity, and the Art of the Middle" on Saturday afternoon with speakers Sara Ahmed, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Teri Lesesne, Antero Garcia, Luen Yang, Jennifer Nelson, and Jennifer Holm.
Join ALAN on Saturday morning for breakfast with author Chris Crutcher and on Monday and Tuesday for the ALAN Workshop.
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