Past Award Recipients
Teacher of the Year
2013: Sima Kirsztajn, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline
2012: Mary-Margaret Almonte, Beebe School, Malden
2011: Jill Gold, Whittmore Elementary School, Waltham
2010: Maria Pina, Brockton Public Schools (Elementary); Joy Karol, Newton Public Schools (Elementary); Katheryn Brucker, Boston Public Schools (Secondary)
2009: Lucille Ouellette, Salem Public Schools (Elementary); Beverly Glackemeyer, Marlborough Public Schools (Secondary); Cathy Sadow, SHOWA Boston (Higher Ed)
Anne Dow Award for Excellence and Creativity
2013: Cynthia Soo Hoo, Josiah Quincy School, Boston, for leadership in developing collaboration that promotes the academic and linguistic achievement of English language learners.
2012: Christine Tibor, Framingham Adult ESL Plus, Framingham for an administrator, at either the program or institutional level, who has exhibited courageous, inclusive leadership and implemented sound and supportive decisions vis-a-vis the institution’s ESOL programs.
2011: Patricia Mytkowicz, Professor and Coordinator of PAL for Multilingual students (PML), Curry College, for innovative contributions that enable non-native speakers to complete their education.
2010: Irene Garnits, Roxbury Community College Community Access ESOL Program, for volunteer work in a community-based program.
2009: Maria Estela Brisk, Boston College, for building language teaching capacity.
2008: Paul Abraham, Simmons College, for professional development.
2007: Moira Lucey, Immigration Center (formerly of IIB) and Jane McAndrews, SND, Irish Notre Dame Education Center, South Boston, for advocacy for the benefit of immigrant communities.
2006: Susan McGilvray, Framingham Public Schools’ pre-K-12 Bilingual, ESL and Sheltered English Programs and Esta Montano, Office of Minority Achievement Initiatives, for teacher training in response to NCLB requirements, with emphasis on parent/community involvement.
2005: Andy Nash, New England Literacy Resource Center (World Education), for addressing social problems in an ESL environment.
2004: Elaine Ward, Director of the Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Leadership and Empowerment (CIRCLE) at UMass/Boston's College of Public and Community Service (CPCS), for program development.
Linda Schulman Innovation Award
2013: Tiffany Probasco, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston: “History’s Ballad: Telling America’s History through Music”; Jim Meyer, Josiah Quincy Upper School, Boston: “Guided Inquiry into Topics In American Culture”; Patricia Bagnell, Braintree High School: “Using technology to accelerate learning for older ELLs with little or no English”; Ellen Feldman, Bunker Hill Community College: “Greening ESL in the Classroom”; Janis Sokop, McMahon School: “The McMahon Café: Coffee and Conversation about Books for Kids”; Caitlin Shelburne, Francis M. Leahy Elementary School, Lawrence: “iPods for Innovation”, Erin Shimala, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School: “Increasing Understanding of American Culture through Art”, Anna Bashmakova, M. L. Donovan Elementary School, Randolph: “Empowering with Words: Vocabulary Workshop for English Language Learners”, Jessica Farmer and Elisabel Calcano, Chandler Magnet School, Worcester: “Our Celebrations!”; Abby Wagner, Chelsea High School Bridge Academy, Chelsea: “On-Site Research and Observation.”
2012: Meryl Becker, Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience for "SCALE Theater Arts Program"; Francine Johnson, Greater Lawrence Technical School. Project: Increasing ELL Parent Involvement through the Discussion of Reading; Jennifer Bellavance, Revere High School. Project: A Day in the Life of an ELL Student; Debra Roberts, Fitchburg High School
. Project: Using Technology to Communicate and Learn in Multiple Languages; Viviana Pagan & Sandra Lozkoz, Chandler Magnet School, Worcester
. Project: Immigration Comes Alive on a Voyage Through History/La Immigración Toma Vida Através de la Historia.
2011: Cori Weiner, CELOP, Boston University for "Connecting English Language Learners to Culture: More than Authentic Material"
2009: Marilyn Barret, Nantucket High School for "Developing projects utilizing voice thread and building an electronic portfolio using Google sites"; Annette Wiley, Norrback Avenue School, Worcester for "Dr. Seuss for you, Dr. Seuss para mi."
Special Leadership Award
2012: Ann Feldman. Presented by MELLC and the Low Incidence SIG in deep appreciation of her outstanding generosity, support and dedication.