Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:00 p.m. ET

The 2020 NCTE Awards celebrate the profession’s best and brightest to honor their commitment and dedication to advancing literacy, the field of education, and the organization. Congratulations to this year’s outstanding group of talented recipients! We hope you will set aside this time to honor your colleagues, hear their stories, and be inspired. Everyone is invited, so please feel free to share this invitation with others.

The event was chaired by NCTE President Alfredo Celedón Luján.

 

2020 Honorees

 

NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award: Tonya B. Perry

 

 

 

 

Alan C. Purves Award: Latrise P. Johnson and Hannah Sullivan

 

 

 

 

NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English: Whiteness, Pedagogy, and Youth in America: Critical Whiteness Studies in the Classroom by Samuel Jaye Tanner (2018, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group)

 

 

 

NCTE Distinguished Service Award: Linda Christensen

 

 

 

 

Early Career Educators of Color Leadership Awards:

2019–2020 Cohort: Brianna Burnette, Quanisha Charles, Alesha Gayle, Daniel Christian Hoilett, Reuben Howard, Erika Johnson 

 

Because of the pandemic, the 2020-2021 cohort met virtually. Watch for an image soon!

2020–2021 Cohort: Khadeidra (Khay) Billingsley, Sapna Chemplavil, Valente’ Gibson, Deion Jamison, Reanae McNeal, Alejandra Reynoso

 

 

NCTE George Orwell Award: April Baker-Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCTE James R. Squire Award: Linda Flower

 

 

 

NCTE LGBTQ+ Advocacy & Leadership Award: Roxanne Henkin

 

 

 

 

 

NCTE Leadership Award for People with Disabilities: Lisa Harmon-Martinez

 

 

 

NCTE Media Literacy Award: Julie Griggs from Bentonville High School, Arkansas, and Heather Hooks from Bentonville West High School, Centerton, Arkansas

 

 

 

NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award: Nic Stone; Honorable Mention, Todd Schlechte

 

 

 

NCTE Promising Researcher Award: Ryan Schey, PhD