OCTELA Recognition

NCTE Affiliate Awards

Every year NCTE recognizes the different achievements of its affiliate associations. Since 1998, OCTELA has received recognition by NCTE for teachers of excellence, our publications, and our commitment to our members.

2016:

  • NCTE Affiliate of Excellence Award
  • NCTE Affiliate Newsletter Award
  • NCTE Affiliate Website Award (Honorable Mention)
  • NCTE Leadership Development Award – Cameron Carter
  • NCTE Affiliate Intellectual Freedom Award – Sharon Draper
  • NCTE HIgh School Teacher of Excellence – Josh Younge
  • NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream Award
  • NCTE Affiliate Membership Award (6% increase in membership from 2015-2016)

2015:

  • NCTE Affiliate of Excellence
  • NCTE Affiliate Journal—Patrick Thomas
  • NCTE Affiliate Multicultural Program Award
  • NCTE Leadership Development Award–Pattie Niese
  • NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award–Marge Ford (honorable mention)
  • NCTE Affiliate Intellectual Freedom Award–Marge Ford
  • NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence–Samantha Shaffner

2014:

  • NCTE Affiliate Journal Award—Honorable Mention—Patrick Thomas
  • NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream
  • NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence—Amanda Schear
  • NCTE Leadership Development Award—Whitney Lovejoy
  • NCTE Membership Recruitment / Growth
  • NCTE/Slate Intellectual Freedom Award (Affiliate)—Karen Tollafield
  • NCTE/Slate Intellectual Freedom Award (National)—Karen Tollafield, Honorable Mention
  • NCTE Affiliate Excellence Award

2013:

  • NCTE Affiliate Journal Award—Honorable Mention—Sally Lamping
  • NCTE Affiliate Multicultural Program Award
  • NCTE Affiliate Newsletter Award—Honorable Mention
  • NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence—Stephenie Eriksson
  • NCTE Leadership Development Award—Sarah Swenson
  • NCTE Membership Recruitment / Growth
  • NCTE/Slate Intellectual Freedom Award (Affiliate)—Margaret Sacco
  • NCTE Affiliate Excellence Award

2012:

  • NCTE Affiliate Journal Award—Honorable Mention—Jeff Buchanan, Meg Silver
  • NCTE Affiliate Newsletter Award—Honorable Mention
  • NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream
  • NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence—April King
  • NCTE Leadership Development Award—Jenelle Gilbert
  • NCTE/Slate Intellectual Freedom Award (Affiliate)—Randy Hoover
  • NCTE Affiliate Excellence Award

2011: 

  • Multicultural Program Award
  • Newsletter Award—Honorable Mention
  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Heather Campbell
  • NCTE Leadership Development Award—Martha Copp
  • NCTE/Slate Intellectual Freedom Award—Ruth McClain
  • Affiliate of Excellence

2010: 

  • Intellectual Freedom Award—Karen Ballash
  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Sarah Ressler
  • Affiliate Journal Award—Marge Ford, Colleen Ruggieri, Susan Stevens
  • Leadership Development Award—Travis Morris

2009:

  • Intellectual Freedom Award—Dean Woodring Blase
  • Multicultural Award
  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Sue Kepler

2008:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Meridith Niekamp
  • Affiliate Journal Award—Marge Ford, Colleen Ruggieri, Susan Stevens
  • Affiliate of Excellence
  • Affiliate Website Honorable Mention—Marge Ford
  • Intellectual Freedom Award—Stacey Ciancio
  • Leadership Development Award—Karen Valentine

2007:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Karla Hieatt Hayslett
  • Affiliate Journal Honorable Mention—Cindy Bowman, Marge Ford, Colleen Ruggieri, Susan Stevens
  • Multicultural Award
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE
  • Intellectual Freedom Award—Tammy Metcalf

2006: 

  • Intellectual Freedom Award—Marcia Punsalan
  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Sandina Alexander
  • Affiliate Journal Honorable Mention—Allison Baer, Nancy Padak, Mary Jo Fresch
  • Newsletter Honorable Mention—Ruth McClain
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE
  • Distinguished Service Award—Dr. Evelyn Freeman

2005:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Brittany Ballard and Sheila Cantelbary
  • Affiliate of Excellence Award
  • Newsletter Award—Ruth McClain
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE
  • Leadership Development Award—Amanda Harvey
  • Affiliate Website Award—Elizabeth Dellinger

2004: 

  • Intellectual Freedom Award—Youngstown English Festival/Gary Salvner
  • Affiliate Journal Award—Allison Baer, Nancy Padak, Mary Jo Fresch
  • Leadership Development Award—Josh Younge
  • High School Teacher of Excellence – Marjorie Mackeown
  • Newsletter Honorable Mention—Ruth McClain
  • Affiliate of Excellence Award
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE

2003:

  • Intellectual Freedom Award—C.J. Bott
  • Affiliate Journal Award
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE
  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Margaret Blevins
  • Affiliate Website Award—Marge Ford and Mickey Soroke

2002:

  • Intellectual Freedom Award—Dorothy DePugh
  • High School Teacher of Excellence—John Gaughn
  • Affiliate Journal Award
  • Newsletter Award—Ruth McClain
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE

2001:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Colleen Ruggieri
  • Newsletter Award Honorable Mention—Ruth McClain

2000:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Nanci Bush and Keith Manos

1999:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Christine Ellis

1998:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Margie Bush and Linda Rice
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE

1997:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Lucinda Eubanks
  • Newsletter Award—Ruth McClain

1996:

  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE
  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Susan Stevens

1995:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Sharon Draper
  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE

1994:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Fred Paulenich

1993:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Tom Crumpler

1992:

  • High School Teacher of Excellence—Ruth McClain and Donna Hammond

1990:

  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE
  • High School Teacher of Excellence– Carolyn Burkett, Nick Macioci, Marilee Pallant, Roxie Ballard, and Joan Brower

1989:

  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE
  • Increase in OCTELA Membership

1988:

  • Membership Recruitment of New Members to NCTE