Iowa Council of Teachers of English

ICTE 2021 Awards Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2021 ICTE award winners: Jennifer Paulsen, Distinguished Service Award;  Sarah Hamilton, Teacher of Excellence; and Nicole Mena, Barb Schubert Award.

Barb Schubert Award

Congratulations to our 2021 Barb Schubert Award winner Nicole Mena from Le Mars Middle School! (JoAnn Gage)

This award for a beginning teacher (0-4 years experience) recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional literacy interactions with students and families, utilizes a carefully-planned, rich curriculum, encourages and participates in professional collaboration, and implements innovative pedagogy.

(Recent winners of the Barb Schubert Award: Nicole Mena-2021, Mariah Reeves-2019, Kristina Moore-2018, Zach Hackbarth-2017, Lauren Petri-2016, Ashlee Koedam-2015)

 

 

Congratulations to our 2021 High School Teacher of Excellence, Sarah Hamilton from Hoover High School in Des Moines! (JoAnn Gage)

High School Teacher of Excellence Award

The High School Teacher of Excellence recipient demonstrates exceptional literacy interaction with students and families, utilizes a carefully-planned, rich curriculum, encourages and participates in professional collaboration, and implements innovative pedagogy. This award recognizes an excellent veteran (5+) high school language arts teacher.

(Recent winners of the High School Teacher of Excellence Award: Sarah Hamilton-2021, Tracy Tensen-2019, Candace Berkley-2018, Allison Berryhill-2017, Kate Engelkes-2016)

 

Middle School Teacher of Excellence Award

Lisa Jane Gildenhaus
2018 ICTE Middle School Teacher of Excellence

This award recognizes an excellent veteran (5+) middle school language arts teacher who exemplifies exceptional literacy interaction with students and families, utilizes a carefully-planned, rich curriculum, encourages and participates in professional collaboration, and implements innovative pedagogy.

(Recent winners of the Middle School Teacher of Excellence Award: Lisa Jane Gildenhaus-2018, Sarah Knute-2017, Missy Springsteen-Haupt-2016)

 

 

Friend of Literacy Award 

Congratulations to 2019 ICTE Friend of Literacy Award recipient Heather Hope, Valley High School teacher-librarian!

Nominees for this award encourage exploration and engagement in literacy pursuits by donating time or financial support, removing barriers, and/or providing other sources.

(Recent winners of the Friend of Literacy Award: Heather Hope-2019, Megan Andersen-2017, Kirsten Hinders-2016, Ann Larkin Kurt-2015, Suzette Kragenbrink-2014)

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to ICTE’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award winner, Jennifer Paulsen! (JoAnn Gage)

Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

This recipient is an instructional leader whose service to English/language arts has contributed significantly with local, regional, state, and/or national impact in his/her own school district, area education agency, college, or other institution. 

Past Service Award Recipients gather at the 2019 ICTE Fall Conference: Bradley Weidenaar, Anne Weir, Kirstey Ewald, Michelle Tremmel, Bob Tremmel, Donna Niday, and Sarah Brown Wessling.

(Recent winners of the Distinguished Service Award: Jennifer Paulsen-2021, Michelle Tremmel-2019, Bradley Weidenaar-2018, Darin Johnson-2017, Kirstey Ewald-2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICTE Fall Conference Scholarship

New to our conference? New to teaching? Know someone who is? Get financial assistance to attend the fall conference through our scholarship program: Nomination/Application Form

 

 

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ICTE 2021 Awards Winners Announced