The Klingenstein Award, created by EL Education’s Founding Board Chair Lee Klingenstein, is given to an exemplary EL Education teacher who is judged by his or her peers to have most successfully transmitted to students the essence of EL Education culture: building exemplary character, driving outstanding academic achievement, and instilling an ethic of “citizen scholarship.”
The nominated teacher should:
Instill in students a desire to learn, take responsibility for their own education and achieve good academic results;
Inspire students' participation in good citizenship in its broader sense, as well as inside the classroom, in the school and as part of the greater community; and
Model the value of "we are crew, not passengers," in their classroom and school.
The recipient of the Klingenstein Teacher Award receives:
A cash prize of $5,000
An invitation to attend the EL Education National Conference, with all expenses paid, to receive the award
An opportunity to present a Master Class at a future National Conference
Lindsay Slabich of The Springfield Renaissance School reaffirms her commitment to build exemplary character, drive outstanding academic achievement, and instill an ethic of “citizen scholarship” as an EL Education teacher.
"When we hold our deepest convictions together with compassion and openness towards others, we are fundamentally human. When we ask questions with curiosity, and listen closely, not to disagree, but to connect, and understand, then we reach our potential as humans."
, Founding teacher and EL Education lead teacher at The Springfield Renaissance School
Submit your nomination with a letter of support, no more than two pages in length, that explains how the teacher exemplifies the award criteria is required. Letters must be signed by two or more teachers. Submissions are accepted from May 14 - June 11, 2018