The VCLD Early Career Special Educator Award honors early career teachers who have achieved in areas of teaching, leadership and/or advocacy for students with learning disabilities at a level that is exceptional for an early career educator.

The Early Career Award is presented during the annual VCLD symposium. Recipients receive complimentary symposium registration, and are featured on the VCLD website.

Deadline to apply: April 11, 2022

2019 VCLD Early Career Special Educator: Catherine Burton, Monterey Elementary School

Requirements

  • The nominee must have taught for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years
  • The nominee must teach students with learning disabilities or other high incidence disabilities
  • The nominee must have demonstrated strengths in one or more of the following areas:
    • Collaboration to improve current education programs and service delivery
    • Implementation of evidence-based practices resulting in increased success for children, adolescents or adults with learning disabilities
    • Advocacy for students with learning disabilities and their families



How to Apply

  1. Complete and submit the nomination form no later than April 11, 2022 (Click the blue “Nominate an Early Career Special Educator” button)
  2. Attach to the nomination form:
    • Nominee’s resume
    • Two Letters of Support for the Nominee from those who can provide factual evidence of teaching ability and contribution to the profession, such as
      • Colleagues
      • Supervisors/administrators
      • Others from the education community
      • Students and/or their families

For more information about the Early Career Special Educator of the Year Award

Contact Dr. Clara Hauth, Past-President and Awards & Honors Chairperson  chauth@marymount.edu