Awards and Recognitions

May 21st, 2020 | By | Category: BLTN Teachers, Spring 2020

Lauren Jewett, of Kipp Morial School in New Orleans has been selected to two prestigious fellowship posts this academic year. She is an Understood Teacher Fellow, and an ASCD 2019 Emerging Leader. In these capacities, she has authored “How I Navigate the Coronavirus as an Educator with Anxiety,” and “How I’m Leading Remote IEP Meetings.” She was also featured in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ “Teacher Leadership in Uncertain Times,” which embeds this clip along with a profile of Lauren.

Leslie Schallock was selected as Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center’s Teacher of the Year in Staunton City Schools (VA). While sharing an article from the Staunton News Leader, Schallock commented, “Bread Loaf has most definitely been a major instrument to help me push myself in new projects.”

Lena Ashooh, a junior at Champlain Valley Union School in Hinesburg, Vermont was honored by Prudential as one of Vermont’s top two youth volunteers. Lena, who co-directs the BLTN NextGen Youth Advisory Board, and who is an alum of What’s the Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team, founded a non-profit for migrant youth called
“Mi Vida, Mi Voz.” Read the details of Lena’s recognition in the”PR Newswire” blog.

Dr. Ceci Lewis, Associate Director of BLTN, retired from Arizona Public Education service this May. Ceci’s 26 years included teaching high school English in Bisbee, Buena, and Tombstone, Arizona, followed by 13 years as an English instructor at Cochise College, where she most recently served as the English Department Chair. Ceci received her M.A. in English from BLSE in 1996, as one of the original Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Network Fellows. She completed her doctorate in Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona in 2017, with a dissertation titled Breaking Borders: Women of Mexican Heritage in Douglas, Arizona . Ceci will continue to provide leadership to the BLTN and the BLTN NextGen La Casa Roja site.

Renee Moore (M.A. ’97) was featured in “It’s Hard to Teach Writing Online: A Veteran Educator’s Tips for Reaching Students Remotely,” by Kristina Rigza in the April 6 issue of The Atlantic.

Lorena Germán, with her #DISRUPTTEXTS TEAM, is a 2021 recipient of “The Divergent Award for Excellence in Literacy Advocacy.” See the the details on the 21st Cenury Literacies Research page. #DisruptTexts, which Germán helped to found, is “a movement to rebuild the literary canon using an antibias, antiracist critical literacy lens.” Lorena teaches at Headwaters School in Austin, Texas.

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