MATSOL Teacher of the Year Award
2013 Recipient: Sima Kirsztajn, Edith C. Baker School, Brookline
The MATSOL Teacher of the Year Award was established to recognize excellence in the education of English language learners. A teacher selected for the award has demonstrated:
- Successful teaching of English language learners as shown through evidence of best instructional practices and incorporation of students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds within the classroom.
- Long-term commitment to the education of ELLs. Leadership roles at the school, district, and/or state level on behalf of English language learners.
- Mentoring and supporting of new teachers to the field through both informal and formal induction programs.
- Strong relationships with the community and (for K-12) parents of ELLs.