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CAMWS TEACHING AWARDS

CAMWS Awards for Excellence in Teaching

CAMWS offers two awards for excellence in teaching. Kraft Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching recognizes outstanding teachers of Latin in public or private schools (middle schools included). The CAMWS Award for Excellence in College Teaching recognizes outstanding teachers of the Classics in college or university. Both full- and part-time teachers (who teach at least half-time with a mininum of five years teaching experience) are eligible for either award. All nominees must be current CAMWS members.

These awards are made annually. The recipients are announced at the annual CAMWS meeting and each receive an award of $500. Honorees are encouraged to accept their awards in person at this meeting. 

The nomination deadline is November 15, 2017. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 20, 2017.

For further information about the award for middle or high school teachers, please go to Kraft Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. To make a nomination, go to  this Online Nomination Form

For further information about the award for college teachers, please go to CAMWS Award for Excellence in College Teaching. To make a nomination, go to this Online Nomination Form.

These awards are made by the CAMWS Subcommittee on Teaching Awards. The chair of this subcommittee can be reached at teaching@camws.org.

 
The 2016-2017 recipient of the CAMWS Award for Excellence in College Teaching is Patrick M. Owens formerly of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming. His citation can be read here.   The 2016-2017 recipient of the Kraft Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching was Dawn Strauss of Kenwood Academy in Chicago, Illinois. Pictured here with CAMWS President Alden Smith (left) and Thomas J. Sienkewicz (right), her Latin professor at Monmouth College.  Her citation can be read here.

Previous winners of the Kraft Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching

Previous winners of the CAMWS Award for Excellence in College Teaching

Criteria for Excellent Teaching

Promotional Flyer for Kraft Award

Promotional Flyer for College Teaching Excellence Award

Subcommittee on the Teaching Awards (Kraft and CAMWS)