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2014 Klingenstein Teacher Award Call for Nominations

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    Lauren Parent

We are now accepting nominations for our third annual Klingenstein Teacher Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching. The 2014 award comes with a cash prize and will be presented at EL's National Conference in Boston in December. Nominations should be submitted by teachers and are due June 2nd.

The Klingenstein Teacher Award will be given to an exemplary EL teacher who is judged by his or her peers to have most successfully transmitted to students the essence of EL culture, putting character and behavior on par with academics and instilling the 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.

Please review the guidelines located here before submitting nominations and direct all nominations and questions to: 

While it is almost impossible to choose single recipients from the multitude of exemplary teachers and school leaders in our community, we hope that each year the process continues to remind us all of the superb class of individuals that make us all so successful.