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Outstanding Student/Teacher in English Education

Emily Fishel is the Outstanding Student/Teacher in English Education, an award that recognizes the special promise demonstrated in becoming an exceptional secondary English teacher.  The Outstanding Student/Teacher award is given annually by each program at the University of Delaware to a top graduate in their teacher education major. Emily was selected for this award by the English Education faculty and field instructors on the basis of her consistently outstanding professional practice over the past academic year, from courses through student teaching. She has demonstrated strong classroom practice and professionalism, planned and implemented exceptional lessons, developed admirable rapport with her students and colleagues, and incorporated suggestions and new ideas, all of which has made her a dynamic classroom teacher. 

George Henry Memorial Award

Lizbeth Mora-Martinez and Angel Townsend both received the George Henry Memorial Award, which honors successful teacher candidates who show great promise of becoming exceptional secondary English teachers in Delaware public schools.  The award was established in 1991 by a bequest of Professor George Henry, a long-time Delaware educator who began his career in 1926 as a high school teacher in Lewes and later served as principal of Dover High School.  As a member of the University of Delaware faculty, he became a nationally known scholar and teacher in the field of English Education.  Because of his strong commitment to English Education and to the Delaware schools, he left a bequest to establish the award. Lizbeth’s and Angel's outstanding performance as student/teachers and determination to teach in Delaware schools are recognized through this award.

Delaware Association of School Administrators Award

Josefa Castelli won the Delaware Association of School Administrators Award.  The award is presented to a graduating senior in a teacher education program who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership and character and who gives promise of making a meaningful contribution to the teaching profession.  This award is given annually at the University of Delaware to one of the top graduates in all of the teacher education majors. Josefa was nominated for this award by the English Education faculty and chosen by the University Council on Teacher Education awards committee on the basis of her consistently outstanding professional practice over her academic career, in courses and in her student teaching.  She has demonstrated strong course performance, outstanding leadership, consummate professionalism, and a noteworthy dedication to the profession.  

Secondary Education Award for Educational Promise

Edward Benner and Hayley Whiting received the Secondary Education Award for Educational Promise.  This award is given to students who have taken EDUC413, EDUC414 or EDUC419. The winners have demonstrated exceptional potential as future educators. They were selected for this award by the School of Education faculty members who teach the EDUC core classes. They note that awardees have exhibited "excellent understanding" about diverse groups of adolescent learners, professional dispositions, and promising teaching practices in EDUC413, EDUC414 and/or EDUC419. Edward and Hayley were one of only six students selected for the award this year across all of the secondary teacher education programs.

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  • Department of English
  • 203 Memorial Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2361
  • english@udel.edu