Nominate an outstanding cooperating teacher for the Rockwell Awards 2021

Through the generosity of Roland and Ruth Rockwell, the UW–Madison School of Education is pleased to offer four $1,000 awards to outstanding cooperating teachers. The Rockwell Awards recognize excellent teachers who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW–Madison student teachers.

Nominations are invited from colleagues, university supervisors, program faculty, school administrators, and former (not current) student teachers. Award recipients will have had at least five UW–Madison student teachers and will have demonstrated an ability to:

  • Establish an inclusive environment that instills a desire for all students to learn, brings enthusiasm into the classroom, and puts into practice quality and successful teaching techniques, methods, and goals.
  • Mentor student teachers by modeling and transmitting skills, professional attitudes, and the love of the profession to the next teaching generation.
  • Provide effective guidance, feedback, and opportunities for student teachers to reflect on their teaching experience, encouraging student teachers to try new ideas and develop new curriculum.

A committee of teachers and staff from the UW–Madison School of Education will select the award recipients.

The nomination deadline is May 15, 2021. Contact Nancy Kuehn, field experience coordinator for the Teacher Education Center, with questions.

Learn more about the Rockwell Awards and how to submit a nomination, here.