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Intern Awards

Nominations for 2016 Awards are closed

The finalists who have been chosen for the next round, will need to submit a video by October 16 showing their classroom teaching. Three winners will be selected from among these five finalists.

Winners will receive:

  • $1,000 in award money
  • Complimentary registration to the NAAC Annual Conference, March 6-9, 2016 in New Orleans
  • Up to $500 in travel support
  • Complimentary one-year membership in NAAC

Important Dates:

  • October 16, 2015 - videos due from five finalists
  • March 6-9, 2016 - winners attend annual conference in New Orleans

NAAC Announces 2015 Intern Awards
Three outstanding interns received $1,000 awards at the National Association for Alternative Certification 2015 conference. The awards recognize the interns' successful classroom teaching and contributions to the field in their early years as educators. The winners were: Kelsey Muffler, a special education resource teacher in Atlanta; Chere Calderon, a high school Spanish teacher in Wichita, Kansas; and David Crowley, a special education/English teacher in Los Angeles. All attended the NAAC annual conference, March 18-21 in Chicago, with a complimentary registration and travel support provided by NAAC and the Haberman Educational Foundation, a sponsor of one of the awards. They participated, along with other new teachers from around the country, in a special strand of sessions, providing a wonderful opportunity to network with professional colleagues.

2015 Winners and Honorable Mention

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