2014 Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award presented to Dan Boster

Transcript of presentation speech by Robert Brooke, NeWP Director I am pleased to present the 2014 Nebraska Writing Project Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award to Daniel Boster. Dan Boster is a self-proclaimed “activist teacher” at Ralston High School, where he currently serves as English Department Chair.  Since participating…

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2014 Administrator Certificate of Recognition presented to Rex Anderson

Transcript of presentation speech by Robert Brooke, NeWP Director We recognize Dr. Rex Anderson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Gretna Public Schools, for his efforts over the past three years to find funding and build support for the Nebraska Writing Project Embedded Institutes at Gretna Middle and Elementary Schools.…

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2013 Administrator Certificate of Recognition presented to Vann Price

Transcript of presentation speech by Robert Brooke, NeWP Director We recognize Vann Price for her support of Nebraska Writing Project programs and partnerships at North Star High School in Lincoln, Nebraska.   Dr. Price is nominated by Melanie Farber, Chair of English at North Star; Tara Moore, English teacher at North…

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2013 Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award presented to Susan Martens

Transcript of presentation speech by Robert Brooke, NeWP Director I am pleased to present the 2013 Nebraska Writing Project Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award to Susan Martens. For the past five years, Susan has taught in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln English Department, following a successful earlier teaching career…

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Nebraska English Language Arts Council Hall of Fame Induction

In April and May, NELAC, the Nebraska English and Language Arts Council, “recognized, honored, and thanked ten legendary and outstanding English and Language Arts teachers” from across the state. The announcement was made by Clark Kolterman of NELAC. Kolterman said that the centenary anniversary of NCTE, the National Council of…

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2012 Administrator Certificate of Recognition awarded to Mark Kalvoda

(Transcript of presentation speech by Robert Brooke, NeWP Director) We recognize Mark Kalvoda, Principal at Elkhorn South High School, for his support of the inaugural Nebraska Writing Project Young Writers Festival.  Mr. Kalvoda generously provided space and custodial support for this Saturday festival, an indication of his commitment to writing…

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2012 Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award presented to Anne Walden

Anne Walden teaches writing in the context of her work as Gifted Facilitator at Rousseau and McPhee Elementary Schools here in Lincoln, the city where she’s taught for over two decades. For over half that time, Anne has been a major contributor to the Nebraska Writing Project. She’s served as Co-Director and on the Advisory Board. She has facilitated almost all our institutes—a Summer Institute and Embedded Institute at Papillion-La Vista, the Humanities and Literature Institutes, and our occasional Leadership Institute. Her real passion, though, is sponsoring teachers’ growth through their own writing—something she currently accomplishes through the Lincoln Writing Group which meets every two weeks almost all year long, and through the Fall Writing Retreats at Platte River State Park which she’s co-facilitated with Jeff Grinvalds for the last two years. Anne Walden helps us all grow the contexts that keep us writing.

2011 Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award presented to Jane Connealy

(Transcript of presentation speech by Robert Brooke, NeWP Director) I am pleased to present the 2011 Nebraska Writing Project Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award to Jane Connealy. Jane teaches English and Social Studies at Pius X High School, where her colleagues call her “the ultimate example of a…

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2011 Administrator Certificate of Recognition awarded to Robert Bussmann

(Transcript of presentation speech by Robert Brooke, NeWP Director) We recognize Robert Bussmann for his long support of elementary school writers, families, and teachers.  While he served as principal at Arnold Elementary School in Lincoln, Mr. Bussmann supported and encouraged an after school Writing Circle that had a weekly attendance…

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