Klingenstein Teacher Award

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  • The Klingenstein Teacher Award is given annually to an EL Education teacher who exemplifies the spirit and values of EL Education in his or her daily practice. The 2017 Call for Nominations will open in April.

  • Questions

    awards@eleducation.org
  • The Klingenstein Teacher Award is given annually to an EL Education teacher who exemplifies the spirit and values of EL Education in his or her daily practice. The 2017 Call for Nominations will open in April.

    Watch the 2016 Klingenstein Teacher Award recipient Chris Dolgos' Speech

    Criteria

    The Klingenstein Teacher Award 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 our culture, building exemplary character, driving outstanding academic achievement, and instilling an ethic of “citizen scholarship.”

    The recipient 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 his or her classroom and school.

    Prize and Benefits

    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, and to receive the Award during the Opening Session of the National Conference
    • An opportunity to present a Master Class at a future National Conference.


    This award is made possible by the generous support of Lee Klingenstein, Founding Board Chair of EL Education.

    ​"Teaching, particularly at an EL school, is a calling, not a career." Beth Mowry 2014 Klingenstein Teacher Award recipient