*The nominee must (a) have served as a classroom teacher for at least ten years, the last five of which must have been in Tennessee schools; (b) at the time of nomination be serving as a classroom teacher in Language Arts, English or English education in an elementary school, middle school, secondary school or college in the state of Tennessee; (c) be willing to accept the award at the TCTE Fall Conference; (d) be nominated by a colleague using the nomination form; (e) be a member of TCTE or join TCTE, sending in dues and membership form with application.
*Any teacher who would like to apply for the scholarship of $500 to be used for TCTE or NCTE convention expenses or tuition for advanced college credit
should complete the following requirements:
1. Write an essay telling why he or she teaches, and give one anecdote about a classroom teaching experience.
2. Write a statement of exactly what the money ($500) will be spent on--specific course or convention and why this is important to the recipient. Submit applicaiton by June 1st. .
Sharon Chaney–Distinguished Service Award (2014 Recipient)
Chris Dowlen—High School Teacher of
Excellence (2014 Recipient)
Anna Dufur—Young Professionals Award (2014 Recipient)
Janis Little - Don Jenkins(2014 Recipient)
Chris Dowlen--Adrian McClaren Scholarship (2014 Recipient)
Amy Lawrence, on the left, is the
2013 Don Jenkins Award Winner.
Shown with Melissa Comer, the
2012-2013 TCTE President.
Christopher Dowlin, center, is the 2012 Don Jenkins Award Winner.
Shown with 2011-2012 TCTE President Christi Williams, on the left, and Principal Schunn Turner, right.