Congratulations, Dr. Kimberly Parker!
Congratulations to NEATE Past-President Dr. Kimberly Parker for being awarded the 2020 NCTE Outstanding Educator in English Language Arts.
From the NCTE website: Dr. Kimberly N. Parker currently prepares preservice teachers as the Assistant Director of the Teacher Training Center at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA. Kim taught in public schools, universities, and graduate schools for 18 years and served on several committees for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE). As a Heinemann Fellow (2016-2018), Kim documented her successful work de-tracking her ELA classroom for students of color. Her continuing scholarship is focused on the literacy lives of Black youth, particularly those of Black boys. She is a co-founder of #DisruptTexts. Twitter: @TchKimpossible
The ESSC has selected Dr. Kim Parker and Dr. Gloria Boutte as co-awardees of the 2020 Outstanding Educator in English Language Arts. Our selection reflects the spirit of the conference theme, ¡Confluencia! Songs of Ourselves, which translates to “joining and/or engaging in a reunion of ideas, genres, philosophies, songs, genders, ethnicities, terrains, wafts, heritage, people.” The ESSC believes that uniting these two outstanding educators who work in school, community and university spheres uniquely reflects the vision and mission of NCTE and our section.
The award will be presented at the Elementary Get-Together during the NCTE Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.