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WLU Service Award

2017 Award Recipient: Jane Baskwill

Jane BaskwillJane Baskwill has been involved with WLU from its early days as a classroom teacher, principal, and author of books and articles. Jane is an associate professor of literacy on the Faculty of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a past WLU Executive Board member (international representative), and she served on the NCTE Task Force on Equity and Early Childhood Education as the WLU representative. She has been on the program at both the NCTE and WLU annual conventions numerous times. Jane works on behalf of social justice and literacy in Canada and the United States, bringing a global as well as local understanding to issues facing teachers, principals, and parents.

Join us in recognizing Jane at the Opening Session during the 2017 Literacies for All Summer Institute in Tucson, Arizona.



Nomination Deadline:  January 15

Purpose:  The award is presented to a member who has made a particular contribution to the Whole Language Umbrella in terms of the work they have done for the organization.

Award Criteria:  The work may have a particular focus such as newsletter or journal development, or it may be organizational, such as serving on the Executive Board or working with particular groups within the organization. The key consideration for the award is consistent involvement in the organizational structures of WLU.

Award Specifics:  The recipient receives a plaque presented by the WLU President at the Opening Session during the Literacies for All Summer Institute.

Deadline:  The Nomination Form must be submitted by January 15 to the Awards Committee at

Judging:  The award is presented at the discretion of the WLU Executive Board and at the recommendation of the Awards Committee. Up to five awards may be given in any year and there may by years when no award is given.
Past Recipients:
2017:   Jane Baskwill, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2016    Amy Seely Flint, University of Louisville, KY
2015    Dorothy Watson, University of Missouri, Columbia
2014    David Schultz, Long Island University, Riverhead, NY
2013    Dorothy Menosky, Indiana University, Bloomington
2012    Kenneth and Yetta Goodman, University of Arizona, Tucson
2011    Katie Van Sluys, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
2010    Bess Altwerger, Towson University, Baltimore, MD
2009    Caryl Crowell, Borton Primary Magnet School, Tucson, AZ
2008    Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
2007    Rick Meyer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2006    Stephanie Sperling
2005    Nancy Creech, Dort Elementary School, Roseville, MI
2004    Lorraine Wilson, Melbourne, Australia
2003    none
2002    Susan Spear, Branford, CT
2001     Dorothy King, Albuquerque, NM & Shirley Crenshaw, University of Missouri, Columbia
2000    Peter Krause, Huntington, Quebec, Canada
1999    Susan Spear, Branford, CT
1998    Jane and Jerry Bartow, Plymouth, MN
1995    Barbara Bell, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC and Carol Gilles, University of Missouri, Columbia

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