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Nominations Sought for Street Law’s 2009 Educator of the Year

Street Law, Inc.

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Nominations Sought for Street Law’s 2009 Educator of the Year

Each spring, Street Law, Inc. honors an exemplary law-related education teacher at the Annual Awards Dinner.  Potential nominees include classroom teachers, school resource officers, law students, lawyers, and professionals from community-based organizations and juvenile justice settings.

The Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, will be presented at the Fifth Annual Street Law Awards Dinner on April 22, 2009, in Washington, DC. 

Nominations Process

The criteria for selection are:

  • A person who educates students in an exceptional manner, and
  • who uses Street Law materials

The nomination deadline is Friday, February 6, 2009.  The recipient will be selected by a committee comprised of Street Law, Inc. board and staff members and will be notified by Friday, February 20, 2009.  To nominate someone, visit

If you have questions about this award and/or the nominations process, please contact Deborah Foster

Past Recipients of the Educator of the Year Award

  • 2008:  The Honorable James P. Swanger, District Court of Clark County, Vancouver, WA
  • 2008:  Kerry Sylvia, social studies teacher, Cardozo High School, Washington, DC
  • 2007:  Laura Dym Cohen, adjunct associate professor of law at Southwestern Law School
  • 2007:  Cathy Ruffing, social studies teacher, Centreville High School in Clifton, VA
  • 2006:  Patrick McGillicuddy, social studies teacher, South Brooklyn Community School, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2005:  Fred Cole, social studies teacher, MAPS Alternative School, Marquette, MI

The Educator of the Year Award is proudly sponsored by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill


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