TCTE Awards

Don Jenkins Award for Excellence in the Teaching of English Language Arts

Adrian McClaren Scholarship

Don Jenkins Award for Excellence in the Teaching of English Language Arts  (Guidelines)

*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.


Adrian McClaren Scholarship Award (Guidelines)

*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.  .

TCTE Members Receive NCTE Awards

Sharon Chaney–Distinguished Service Award (2014 Recipient)

Chris Dowlen—High School Teacher of Excellence (2014 Recipient)

Don Jenkins Past Award Winners


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.