The Klingenstein Teacher Award is presented annually 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.
- 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
Who is eligible?
All teachers whose schools are in active partnership with EL Education, whether a school design or literacy curriculum partnership.
Nominations for the 2019 Klingenstein Teacher Award will open in winter 2019. Please check back for updates!
For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Klingenstein Teacher Award is made possible by Lee Klingenstein, EL Education’s Founding Board Chair.
2018 Klingenstein Award Winner
EL Education is proud to announce that Annie Holyfield, a K/1 teacher at Joe Shoemaker School in Denver, has received the 2018 Klingenstein Teacher Award.
, K/1 teacher at Joe Shoemaker School in Denver, CO
“Many people see 5, 6, and 7 year olds as cute and innocent, incapable of having a real impact in the world, almost powerless, until they are more mature, knowledgeable, older. I am here today to challenge that belief. I am here to tell you that even little kids are capable of meaningful contributions and able to make the world a better place. To quote Zoryn, one of my students, 'You should see what we can do--we are magic!'”