Awards & Grants

Ann Garland West Excellence in Teaching Award


Do you have a veteran colleague who is overdue for some recognition? Take a few minutes to nominate him or her for NEATE’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The Excellence in Teaching Award, presented annually at the NEATE Fall Conference, goes to a teacher with at least seven years’ experience teaching English/Language Arts who exhibits the following qualities:

• Extensive knowledge of his or her discipline
• Interest in and concern for students and the ability to challenge and motivate them
• Involvement in professional organizations and/or staff development.

To nominate a colleague, friend or associate, download the nomination form, fill in the blanks, and briefly explain how this teacher meets the criteria listed above. NEATE will contact the nominee for additional information. Submit this form by e­mail to lynn_leschke@wrsd.net or by mail to Lynn Leschke at PO Box 685, Rutland, MA 01543. 


NOMINATION DEADLINE: May 1


Marian Gleason Most Promising New Teacher Award

Is there a dynamite novice teacher in your department or school? Take a few minutes to nominate him or her for NEATE’s Marian Gleason Most Promising New Teacher Award. The Marian Gleason Award, which is presented annually at the NEATE Fall Conference, goes to a teacher with one to three years’ full-time experience teaching English/Language Arts who exhibits the following qualities:

• Extensive knowledge of his or her discipline
• Interest in and concern for students and the ability to challenge and motivate them
• Involvement in professional organizations and/or staff development.

To nominate a colleague, friend or associate, download the
 nomination form, fill in the blanks, and briefly explain how this teacher meets the criteria listed above. NEATE will contact the nominee for additional information. Submit this form by e­mail to lynn_leschke@wrsd.net or by mail to Lynn Leschke at PO Box 685, Rutland, MA 01543. 

NOMINATION DEADLINE: May 1

NEATE Conference Scholarship 

For the first time this year, NEATE is offering conference scholarships to early career teachers whose districts cannot afford to support their attendance. Successful applicants must join NEATE but will have their conference fees waived. Deadline: September 18.

Click here to download the scholarship application.

NEATE Writing Contest for Students 

We want to hear the voices of your students.

Categories:

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

AGE GROUPS: Middle & High School Students

Prizes awarded in all categories for each age group.

Each submission must be under 750 words.

Deadline for submissions is February 19, 2016.

Winners will be announced on or before April 16, 2016.

Click here for complete rules and submission guidelines.

New England Poet-of-the-Year Award

NEATE’s Poet-of-the-Year Competition is open to all teachers of English/language arts who are members of NEATE or one of its state affiliates.  Only former Poets-of-the-Year are not eligible.  Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be invited to read their poetry at a session at the annual NEATE Fall Conference on October 21 and 22, 2016 when the Poet-of-the-Year will be announced.  It is highly recommended that finalist be prepared to attend the conference on Friday, October 21st in order to participate in the festivities associated with the Poet-of-the-Year Award.  Poems of the finalists will be published and distributed at the reception. Finalists are expected to register for the conference at the discounted presenter's rate.


Guidelines

  1. Poets should submit five unpublished, original poems. Poems may be more than one page.
  2. All poems must be submitted in English.
  3. Each poem must be typed or word-processed; please send 3 hard copies (address below) IN ADDITION to an electronic version of each poem to: bwahlberg2@gmail.com
  4. Submit copies of poems (from step 3): one with your name and address and three without either.
  5. Poems will not be returned; poets should retain copies of their work.
  6. All entries must be postmarked no later than July 15, 2016.
  7. Send a 1-2 paragraph biography of yourself.
  8. Poems must be accompanied by an entry form (see link below) and your bio and sent to the following address:

Barbara Wahlberg
27 Kent Street
Cumberland, RI 02864

Questions? Call/text me directly at 401-529-5622

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