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Klingenstein Teacher Award

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EL Education

Who inspires you?

Nominate a fellow teacher to receive the 2018 Klingenstein Teacher Award! Nominations will be received on a rolling basis from May 1 - June 11, 2018. For more information about this annual award, please review the Educator Awards FAQ. Have questions? Email awards@ELeducation.org. 

Created By

EL Education

Who inspires you?

Nominate a fellow teacher to receive the 2018 Klingenstein Teacher Award! Nominations will be received on a rolling basis from May 1 - June 11, 2018. For more information about this annual award, please review the Educator Awards FAQ. Have questions? Email awards@ELeducation.org. 

Criteria

The Klingenstein Teacher Award is given to a 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 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 his or her classroom and school.

Prize 

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

Nomination Requirements

Rally support for your nominee! Submit a letter of support, no more than two pages in length, that explains how the teacher exemplifies the award criteria. Letters must be signed by at least two teachers. We also recommend sharing an artifact that further illustrates the nominee’s qualifications. Examples of artifacts include, but are not limited to: student work student/parent testimonials; a video of classroom practice; an article from local media; and curriculum. Submit materials by June 11th to awards@ELeducation.org through the Nominate button or by email. 


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

Watch the 2017 Klingenstein Teacher Award recipient Lindsay Slabich's Speech

Watch the 2016 Klingenstein Teacher Award recipient Chris Dolgos' Speech

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