Nominations to Open for 2019 Alumni Awards, Rogers Fund, Zirkel Award

The Neag School of Education welcomes submissions for several awards and funding opportunities this fall.
The Neag School of Education welcomes submissions for several awards and funding opportunities this fall.

This fall, the Neag School of Education welcomes submissions for the following awards and funding opportunities:

Neag School Alumni Awards

  • Who is eligible: Neag School alumni

  • Submission deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

 

Rogers Educational Innovation Fund ($5,000 Award)

  • Who is eligible: Elementary and middle-school teachers in Connecticut

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

 

Perry A. Zirkel Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Who is eligible: Neag School full-time faculty members

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

 

Read more about each award opportunity below:

 

Seven Neag School Alumni Award Recipients for 2018
The Neag School honored seven outstanding alumni this past spring at its 20th annual Alumni Awards Celebration. (Photo Credit: Roger Castonguay/Neag School)

The Neag School of Education is now seeking nominations for the 2019 Neag School Annual Alumni Awards. Go online today to nominate deserving Neag School alumni in the following six categories:

  • Outstanding Higher Education Professional – A faculty member or administrator at a college or university
  • Outstanding School Superintendent  A leader of a public or private school system
  • Outstanding School Administrator – A principal, assistant principal, central office administrator or director
  • Outstanding School Educator – Pre-K through 12th grade educators, including classroom, reading, technology, ELL, school counselors, and school psychologists
  • Outstanding Professional – A professional working within the public or private sector
  • Outstanding Early Career Professional – A promising young professional in the first five years of his/her career in education

Submit Your Nomination: Find more information on how to submit your online nomination for the 2019 Neag School Alumni Awards here.

Nominations Accepted: Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 — Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 (5 p.m. EST)

Dwight Sharpe
Dwight Sharpe, a math teacher in Middletown, Conn., was awarded the inaugural Rogers Educational Innovation Fund in 2018. (Photo courtesy of Dwight Sharpe)

Elementary and middle-school teachers in Connecticut are invited to apply for a $5,000 gift through the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund, beginning Sept. 15.

This award, established in 2017 by Neag School professor emeritus Vincent Rogers, is intended to support innovative classroom projects carried out by teachers in Connecticut.

Dwight Sharpe, a math teacher in Middletown, Conn., received the inaugural award for his project, titled “Accessing and Engaging in Mathematics Through Robotics and Computer Programming.” The goal of the project, which was selected from among more than 40 submissions, focused on “explor[ing] and determin[ing] how robotics and computer programming can be embedded into middle school instruction to improve student engagement and achievement.”

For further information, including eligibility criteria and access to the online application form for the 2019 Rogers Educational Innovation Award, visit rogersfund.uconn.edu.

Applications Accepted: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 — Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 (5 p.m. EST)

Apply for the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund online, beginning on Sept. 15.

 

Kate Lund and D. Betsy McCoach
Neag School Alumni Board President Kate Lund (left) presented Professor D. Betsy McCoach with the 2018 Perry A. Zirkel Distinguished Teaching Award this past spring. (Photo Credit: Roger Castonguay/Neag School)

Nominations for the 2019 Perry A. Zirkel Distinguished Teaching Award open Sept. 15.

Full-time Neag School faculty members may be nominated by current or former Neag School faculty, or by current Neag School students or alumni.

This award, launched in 2017 by UConn alum Perry A. Zirkel ’68 MA, ’72 Ph.D., ’76 JD, annually recognizes a Neag School faculty member for outstanding teaching. The inaugural award was presented to Professor D. Betsy McCoach.

Nominations Accepted: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 — Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 (5 p.m. EST)

Find award parameters and submission instructions here.

 

 

Recipients of each of these awards will be formally recognized in March at the Neag School’s 21st Annual Alumni Awards Celebration.

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