MATSOL Awards & Grants

MATSOL awards and grants recognize excellence, creativity, and innovation in our field. Awards are presented at the annual MATSOL conference.

2020 Anne Dow Award for Excellence & Creativity

  • Sandra Cunha, EL Coordinator at Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford, MA, for leading collaboration to support the education of English Learners. 

2020 Linda Schulman Innovation Grants

  • Amy Ostroff, Baker School, Brookline. Project Title “The Baker Arboretum”
  • Karen Malley, Federal Street Elementary School, Greenfield. Project Title: “Reviving a Community Garden in our Own Backyard”
  • Christi Cartwright, International High School, Lawrence
  • Jen Noorjanian, Woodland Elementary School, Mildford. Project Title: “Project WEAVE:  Welcome and Engage to support Adjustment Via Education” 
  • Megan Gabellieri, Woodland Elementary School, Milford. Project Title: “Mindful Practice for ELs”
 

MATSOL Teacher of the Year Award

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.

Candidates must be nominated for this award. The Call for Nominations is currently closed.

 

The Anne Dow Award for Excellence and Creativity 

Anne Rindlaub Dow

The Anne Dow Award for Excellence and Creativity is given annually to a professional who has made outstanding efforts that reflect enthusiasm and creative, energetic, independent thinking. This professional displays the ability to take risks, solve problems, support colleagues, and model ethical behavior. Specific criteria vary from year to year, to reflect the many facets of Anne's career and interests. The 2020 award will be granted for leading collaboration to support the education of English Learners.The award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

Candidates must be nominated for this award. The Call for Nominations is currently closed.

Anne Rindlaub Dow died in October 2003 at 65, after a two-year battle with multiple myeloma.  Anne was best known as the director of ESL programs at Harvard for over 20 years. She made a difference in the lives of many who knew her in the Boston area and throughout the world. Her death is a great loss for our community.

 

Linda Schulman Innovation Grants

The Linda Schulman Innovation Fund welcomes proposals for projects that promote English language learning and embody a spirit of creativity, sensitivity and community. We give grants of approximately $500 - $1,000 for pedagogical plans that benefit English language learners by improving their language competency or increasing their understanding of American culture.

To apply, candidates must submit a grant proposal. The Call for Proposals is currently closed. You can also view a list of funded projects at the Linda Schulman Innovation Fund website.

Linda Schulman served on the MATSOL Board of Directors and was President of MATSOL from 1997-1998. 

 
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