Promising Practitioner Awardpromising practitioner logo

Purpose: NELMS seeks to honor teachers beginning their teaching career, who have one to three years of teaching experience.
Selection Criteria

  • Enjoys teaching middle level students
  • Makes a positive difference in the school
  • Fosters community connections
  • Seeks professional development and implements innovative ideas
  • Meets the needs of individual students, using effective middle level practices such as:
    • Incorporating activity-based learning
    • Developing a sense of student ownership in their learning
    • Integrating higher order thinking
    • Fostering curriculum connections

Application Process:The nominator must collect the following, and send all materials in one packet to:
NELMS - 50 High Street, Suite 10- North Andover, MA 01845

  • The nominator, who must be from the same school, must address in writing how the nominee meets the five criteria stated above, in one thousand words (1,000) or less (250 words per criteria)
  • The nominator must collect one letter of support, of not more than five hundred (500) words, from each of the following:
    • A parent or community member associated with the nominee's current school
    • A former or current student from the nominee's current school
    • A professional colleague from the nominee's current school

Nomination Form Promising Practitioner Award pdf

Recognition: Those that receive an award will be recognized at the NELMS Annual Conference, receive a two-day registration to our annual conference and will be recognized in Mid Lines, the NELMS newspaper and the web site.

The recipient will also be invited to present the award to the 2017 award winner along with a voucher to attend the 2017 Annual Conference.

The recipients of the Promising Practitioner Award:
Brett Mastrangelo–Science Teacher, Green Moutain Union High School, Chester, VT

Deadline: The packet must be received by 3:30pm on January 6, 2017.