Nomination Deadline: November 1
Established in 1995 to recognize a distinguished national or international educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education.
Nominees must have dramatically influenced literacy classroom practice, made ongoing contributions to the field of literacy, obtained national and/or international influence in literacy teaching and learning, contributed a body of work that is compatible with the mission of NCTE.
The award recipient is presented a plaque at the Elementary Section Get-Together during the NCTE Annual Convention.
The Elementary Section Steering Committee determines the winner based upon nominations received each year from NCTE Elementary Section members. Only one nomination may be submitted per member.