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.
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.
FEB 12, VIRTUAL
Learn how to make simple, crazy delicious chocolate treats with Chef Alissa Monteleone. Chocolate kits included!
FEBRUARY 1, 2021
Students in grades 3-12 are invited to submit their ideas for a video game based on the theme “Dream” for a chance to bring the game to life!