FRANK MCCOURT PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

TEACHERS IN ALL DISCIPLINES

This Award honors the spirit of Frank McCourt, who was a teacher himself in New York City schools for over thirty years before achieving fame with the publication of his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Angela’s Ashes. Despite the immense success of this book and its two sequels, ’Tis and Teacher Man, Frank McCourt remained a teacher at heart. As a resident of Roxbury, McCourt gave generously of his time, talents, and energy to ASAP! and other local causes. He was instrumental in establishing ASAP!’s Celebration of Young Writers and making it the wonderful and important event it is today. Learn more about Frank McCourt here.

The chief goal of the annually awarded Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching is to recognize teachers whose imaginative assignments and techniques have inspired students to become enthusiastic learners. A secondary goal is to find and promote ideas and practices that can be adopted by other teachers.

This year’s recipient will be presented an award at the Spring Hill Arts Gathering (SHAG) Festival on Friday, June 17 2022, and shared through ASAP!’s website.

Congratulations to Brian White of Kent Center school for earning this year’s Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching!

TEACHER NOMINATION DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2021

TEACHER APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 29, 2021

If you are a teacher who has been nominated for the Frank McCourt prize, please fill out this brief application for our panel.

 

ATTEND THE EVENT

Join us on Saturday, May 29th at 7pm for a special livestream event on our YouTube channel.

In School Programs - Kids in Classroom working on a Project

INTERDISTRICT STRINGS PROJECT

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2022

Collaborate with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra!

CELEBRATION OF YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS

AUGUST 1 - OCTOBER 2

Call for photo submissions from students in grades 6-12!

ANCIENT ART OF HENNA

OCTOBER 8, 2022

Learn about the rich history behind the plant-based creative designs.