NC Elementary School Conference? It’s an exciting 3-day event that will inspire you to return to your classroom energized and full of ideas for the coming year. If you haven't attended, perhaps you would love to go to the conference, but your school isn't able to pay your way. If that’s the case, you’re in luck! Read on to find out how you might receive free registration and two nights at the Sheraton so that you can attend this year’s conference!
NCAEE is pleased to announce the establishment of the Presidents’ Award, a complete scholarship for conference attendance with a value of approximately $500.00! The award will cover the cost of one NCAEE conference registration and two nights lodging at the Sheraton Greensboro where the event will be held.
This new award is sponsored by the past presidents of NCAEE, and we are excited to announce this award just in time for the 10th Anniversary of the Elementary School Conference! The President's Award will be given in the spring of each year with a deadline for application of May 31st. Award winners will be announced by mid-June.
To be eligible for this award, the following requirements must be met by all applicants. First and foremost, the applicant must be a member of NCAEE and a NC resident who has never attended the Elementary School Conference before. If you are not a member, it’s easy to become one. You can join online and pay with PayPal right from the NCAEE website. Second, the applicant must agree to attend the full conference from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday noon and agree to pay for his or her own travel and meals. Third, upon selection, the applicant must submit a letter signed by his or her school principal stating that the school will release the applicant for Monday, October 21st, and Tuesday, October 22nd and that the school will provide a substitute.
To apply for the award, complete the online application form before May 31st. If you are not currently a member, be sure to become a member before completing the application. Just go to the Join NCAEE page on our website to sign up. The winning applicant will be selected by a committee consisting of at least three former NCAEE Presidents.
The Presidents’ Award is just one way that NCAEE supports elementary teachers in and out of the classroom! If you are not a member, visit our website and join now. When you visit our website, be sure to read about our two other awards. Our $1,000 scholarship is available for those seeking an advanced education degree. We also present $100 Newbie Awards to TEN new teachers each year at our annual conference. Be sure to let your friends and colleagues know about our organization and the Elementary School Conference in October!
By Tricia Smith
Tricia Smith was the 2010 - 2011 President of NCAEE and she currently serves as an NCAEE Board Member. She’s been an educator for most of her life, first as an elementary teacher for 23 years and later as Reading First Consultant for 6 years. She’s now retired and continues to support elementary educators through her work with NCAEE.