Ann L Loranger Outstanding Teacher Mentor of the Year Award
Announcing the Ann L. Loranger
Who: The UNH Teacher Education Program invites all current (Durham and Manchester clusters) and recent graduate interns (’09 through ’13) to nominate their UNH cooperating teacher for the Ann Loranger Outstanding Mentor Teacher of the Year Award.
What: Named in honor of Professor Ann Loranger, a twenty-year public school teacher and UNH Education faculty member, this annual award honors Dr. Loranger’s commitment to mentoring novice teachers and recognizes the critical role that cooperating teachers serve in the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Teacher Education program and in the preparation of outstanding teachers.
Award: a certificate of appreciation, public acknowledgement of the award on a plaque in the Education Department at the University of New Hampshire, and $250
Nominations must be submitted electronically by April 19, 2013.
Submit to Lisa Canfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Read directions below
An Outstanding Mentor is
• An excellent classroom teacher
• A dedicated professional who is consistently engaged in his/her own professional development and values the role of inquiry and reflection in learning and teaching;
• Possesses exemplary mentoring skills: cares deeply about students and colleagues; is appropriately supportive and challenging; creates spaces for interns to develop their own teaching identity and philosophy; initiates and encourages dialogue about his/her own practice and decision-making.
A committee of faculty members from Teacher Education will review the applications and identify 5-10 finalists. The committee will then contact the UNH supervisor and building principal for additional information regarding the nominee. A winner will be determined by April 26th, 2013 and the award presented at the Communities of Inquiries, Inquiries in Communities Conference on May 4, 2013 at UNH Manchester.
Directions for submitting a nomination.
- Complete the information on the form you can download here (this is a Microsoft Word Document) and attach a 500- word narrative explaining why your cooperating teacher is an outstanding mentor teacher.
- Submit the document electronically to Lisa Canfield at email@example.com