Hans C. Olsen Distinguished Teacher Educator Award
Sponsored by the Hans C. Olsen Memorial Fund
The Hans C. Olsen Award for the Distinguished Teacher Educator has been established by the Association of Teacher Educators to select and honor those individuals whose contributions to the preparation of teachers is worthy of special recognition.
To be eligible for the award, a person must have fulfilled one or more of the teacher educator areas mentioned in the award criteria mentioned below. Normally, one qualified candidate may be selected, but never more than two.
Hans C. Olsen Memorial Fund was established in 2012, by estate of Hans C. Olsen, who served as ATE President in 1973-74. Hans was given ATE Distinguished Member recognition, was charter member of LFTE and provided many years of leadership and service to LFTE as Chairperson. Hans was Professor of Education at Houston and well known to ATE members for his counsel and encouraging participation in leadership positions.
- Member of ATE for at least ten years.
- Nominated to the Selection Panel by ATE members in good standing.
- Primary responsibilities located in a college, university, government education agency, or broad-reaching councils or boards dedicated to the improvement of teaching.
- Functions primarily as teacher of pre-service, in-service, and/or graduate students; or functions as a program developer, researcher, or administrator of teacher education.
- Models professional teaching practices which demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes reflecting best practice.
- Inquires into and contributes to one or more areas of scholarly activity that are related to teaching, learning and /or teacher education.
- Systematically inquires into and reflects on personal practice and demonstrates commitment to lifelong professional development.
- Provides leadership in developing, implementing and evaluating programs for educating teachers that embrace diversity, are rigorous, relevant, and grounded in best practice.
- Collaborates regularly with school, university, state education department, professional associations, and community representatives to improve teaching, learning and teacher education.
- Serves as an informed and critically positive advocate for high quality education for every student, public understanding of educational issues, and excellence in teaching and the preparation of teachers.
- Contributes to improving the education profession, particularly through ATE.
Nomination and Selection Process
- Nomination packet cover sheet to include: name, phone and email address, name and address of employer, job title with responsibilities noted.
- Candidates are required to respond to each of the seven standards.
- Evidence may include, but is not limited to: professional resume, letters of support from state ATE unit, colleagues and students; course evaluations; a statement reflecting applicant’s philosophy of teacher education as it relates to professional goals and accomplishments; presentations, publications and participation in the design and development of innovative practices or programs.
- Applicants will be assessed by their ability to meet the standards of a distinguished teacher educator.
- Packet format: The entire packet is limited to 30 pages. Deadline for submission is July 25.
- Questions, nominations, and instructions for transmitting packets may be submitted to David Byrd, Chair.
- An acknowledgment and preliminary instructions to the nominee will follow.
- Recipient will be honored during the ATE Annual Meeting in February.
Hans C. Olsen Distinguished Teacher Educator Award
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Diane Yendol-Hoppey, University of North Florida
2022 Nancy Fichtman Dana University of Florida Nancy P. Gallavan University of Central Arkansas 2021 No award - 2020 Ann Gayles Felton Florida A&M University 2019 Terry James University of Central Arkansas 2018 Carrie Robinson New Jersey City University 2017 Richard Ishler University of South Carolina 2016 Jane McCarthy University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2015 Renee Clift University of Arizona 2014 Mary John O’Hair University of Kentucky 2013 Ed Pultorak Southern Illinois University 2012 Charlotte Mendoza Colorado College 2011 Marvin Henry Indiana State University Frances van Tassell University of North Texas 2010 Allen R. Warner University of Houston 2009 D. John McIntyre Southern Illinois University 2008 Scott Hopkins University of South Alabama 2007 Billy G. Dixon Southern Illinois University 2006 Mary DuPuis Pennsylvania State University 2005 Edith M. Guyton Georgia State University 2004 Robert Fisher Illinois State University 2003 Louise Soares University of New Haven 2002 Leonard Kaplan Wayne State University 2001 John P. Sikula Ashland University 2000 Kenneth Henson Eastern Kentucky University 1999 Sandra J. Odell University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1998 Martin Haberman University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 1997 Robert Houston, University of Houston
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