EDITOR’S NOTE 10/11/18: THIS BLOG POST WAS CREATED ON 9/4/18 TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE SUBMISSION WINDOW FOR THE 2018 DEWEY AWARDS. SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL YOU WHO SENT IN YOUR STORIES! TO READ THIS YEAR’S AMAZING SUBMISSIONS, CLICK HERE.
The 2018 Richard Dewey Awards: Submissions Now Open
Did you have a teacher who made a meaningful impact on your life? The Dewey Awards were created to celebrate those teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students.
If you have – or have had – a life-changing teacher, we want to hear about it!
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Richard Dewey Awards. Send us your story of the teacher that changed your life for the chance to receive one of three $1,000 charter school grants, given in your name to the school of your choice.
- Written submissions should be 300 words or more
- Video submissions should be 1-10 minutes in length
- Submissions will be received September 3rd – October 5th
- Grant winners will be announced November 8th
Our distinctive panel of judges includes:
Richard Dewey – The original inspiration for the Dewey Awards! Richard Dewey was Stuart Ellis’ 3rd-grade teacher, inspiring this whole program. Thank you for joining us this year, Mr. Dewey! He is a retired 37-year educator with Los Angeles Unified School District. Classroom experience centered on teaching Highly Gifted students and Gifted/High Ability Students. As a K-12 administrator serving on the support team for a local district superintendent, the responsibilities included professional development for new teachers, teacher certification, Mentor Teacher Program (MTP), National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT), Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) and curriculum development. At the university level, Richard served as the Elementary Field Experience Coordinator, taught math/science methods courses and worked on Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Task Groups C-4/F/G. In the music world, Richard performed, taught, mentored, composed and arranged music and has conducted choral groups and choirs. On a personal note, Richard has been married for 53 years. His three sons and their spouses collectively have added 11 grandchildren to the Dewey clan.
Darlene Chambers – A national leader in education reform, Dr. Darlene Chambers is the Senior Vice President for Programs & Services at the National Charter Schools Institute, and a review alum from last year. Thank you for joining us again!
John Cairns – Often referred to as a grandfather of Charter law, John Cairns was the nation’s first Charter School attorney. Today, he remains passionately involved in charter school policy and is a review alum from last year. Thank you for joining us again!
Janet Johnson – Chief Marketing Officer at Charter School Capital and internal teacher/ inspiration officer herself (though she’s too humble to admit it), Janet is a review alum from last year. Thank you for joining us again!
We are so thrilled that this esteemed team will help us choose the story that best fits the theme “Teachers Making a Difference”.
Need a little extra inspiration? Take a look at some of the submissions from the 2017 Stories of Inspiration (now named the Dewey Awards)!
We can’t wait to hear your stories! Ready, set, go!
[PLEASE NOTE: 2018 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED]
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