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Distinguished ATE Member Award

Nominations for ATE Distinguished Members

The Distinguished Member of the Association of Teacher Educators exemplifies the best of teacher education in this nation, which includes outstanding contributions to the Association; outstanding contributions to teacher education; and professional, academic, and ethical standards.

The Honors and Awards Committee receives and evaluates nominations and recommends candidates to the Board of Directors and Delegate Assembly. No more than two recommendations are made each year.

The Honors and Awards Committee invites nominations for the ATE Distinguished Member from current ATE members and/or state/regional units. The committee encourages nomination of all eligible members, recognizing differences in their opportunities to serve the Association. A person may not be nominated if he/she currently serves on the Honors and Awards Committee.

Eligibility for Consideration

• 15 years of consecutive membership in the Association of Teacher Educators
• Outstanding contributions to the Association of Teacher Educators
• Outstanding contributions to teacher education
• Consents to nomination

Please submit all completed forms by December 1 for review by the Honors and Awards Committee at the Annual Meeting.

All documentation and forms should be submitted to:

Lori Fulton, Honors and Awards Committee Chair         

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

1776 University Ave.

Everly Hall 223

Honolulu, HI 96822

Email: Lori Fulton 

Click here to download the nomination forms in .PDF format. Nomination packet must arrive by the deadline and be complete for the ATE Honors and Awards Committee’s consideration. The nominator is responsible for the submission of the packet. All nominations are due by December 1.

Past Award Recipients

1977 Floyd Perry Minnesota E. Brooks Smith Michigan
1978 William A. Bennie Texas    
1979 Bill Fullerton Arizona Beradene Schunk Nebraska
1980 Lois Blair Pennsylvania Hans C. Olsen Texas
1981 James Collins New York Duaine Lang Indiana
1982 Mary Ellen Perkins Georgia James A. Johnson Illinois
1983 Pearlie Dove Georgia    
1984 Marvin Henry Indiana    
1985 Richard Collier New York Allen Warner Texas
1986 Randall Bebb Iowa    
1987 Louise Dieterle Illinois Jane Grubb Nebraska
1988 Robert Alley Kansas    
1989 Robert Roth California Robert Schuck Rhode Island
1990 Peggy Elliott Indiana Richard Ishler South Carolina
1991 Mike Shada Nebraska Robert Wright New Mexico
1992 Billy Dixon Illinois John Williamson Texas
1993 W. Robert Houston Texas Elizabeth Manera Arizona
1994 John Sikula California Ray Sunderland Pennsylvania
1995 Lyle Mottinger Minnesota    
1996 George Clarke North Carolina Linda Tafel Illinois
1997 Leonard Kaplan Michigan Robert J. Stevenson Virginia
1998 Janet Towslee Georgia Robert McNaughton Ohio
1999 John McIntyre Illinois Shirley Robards Oklahoma
2000 B. Keith Eicher Virginia    
2002 Peggy Wittliff North Dakota John Hicks Pennsylvania
2003 James Whiteman Ohio Charlotte Mendoza Colorado
2004 Fanchon Funk Florida     
2005 Alicia Mendoza  Florida     
2006 Sheliah Dorton Indiana    
2007 Ann Gayles-Fenton Florida  Ed Pultorak Illinois
2008 Thomas Buttery Tennessee    
2009 Frances Van Tassell Texas    
2010 Candace Wells Kansas  Carrie Robinson New Jersey
2011 Marilyn Nicholas Maryland    
2012 Terry James Arkansas    
2013 Jane McCarthy Nevada    
2014 Karen McClusky Illinois  Shirley DeLucia Ohio
2015 Ann Shelly Ohio    
2016 Jim Alouf Virginia  Nancy Gallavan Arkansas
2017 no award
2018Deborah Burns
Arkansas Terrell Peace

Additional Award Recipients

L.O. Andrews

North Dakota
Edith E. Beechel Colorado    
Helen Marie Cookson Louisiana    
Dwight Curtis Iowa    
Edna Heilbronn Michigan    
William Henry Lawton Rhode Island    
Margaret Lindsay New York    
Alfred C. Moon Iowa    
Curtis Nash Michigan    
Allen D. Patterson Pennsylvania    
Florence Stratemeyer New York    
Edgar M. Tanruther Indiana    


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