Thursday, October 1, 2009

2009 Halle Award Winner

Roxanne Henkin is the recipient of the 2009 NCTE Richard W. Halle Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator. This award honors a junior high/middle level educator who has worked to promote understanding of the developmental needs and characteristics of young adolescents, especially in the English language arts.

Roxanne Henkin is a Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at The University of Texas San Antonio. Previously, she was a Professor at National-Louis University in Chicago and has spent 18 years as a classroom teacher. She is currently director of the San Antonio Writing Project.

Involved with NCTE for many years, Roxanne is currently the lead coeditor, along with Janie Harmon and Elizabeth Pate, of Voices From the Middle. She is a member on the Summer Activity Review Panel for ReadWriteThink and involved with the NCTE Affiliate Co-sponsosred Speaker Program. She has served as a member and co-assistant chair of the Middle Level Steering Committee and member of the Elementary Steering Committee and has been active in several other NCTE committees.

Roxanne has written numerous journal articles and the books, Confronting Bullying: Literacy as a Tool for Character Education and Who's Invited to Share?:Using Literacy to Teach for Equity and Social Justice with Heinemann.

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