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 the 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.
The Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching is presented annually – details about this year’s event will be shared in Spring 2021.
Thank you to our event host County Wine & Spirits
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.
JULY & AUG 2021, IN-PERSON
Connect with nature, connect with each other, and discover yourself through the arts.
CELEBRATION OF YOUNG WRITERS
APRIL 29, 2021
Writers in grades k-12 are invited to submit poetry or prose to CYW 2021.