Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award
WCTE wishes once again to honor an educator or group with the Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award at the Annual Convention.
This award recognizes an educator or group who has been an advocate for expression free from censorship and for humane communication. It is designed to acknowledge the work done by educators who teach and extol the tenets of free speech and who urge responsible, humane and caring communication. Such work may be demonstrated in particular lessons, special projects and the ongoing style and goals set by an educator. It was begun in honor of Lee Burress, a long time educator at UW-Stevens Point, who exemplified these attributes in his life as well as his teaching.
Those wishing to nominate a possible recipient for this award should write a letter of nomination, describing the qualifications of the nominee. This letter should be sent via email to one of the WCTE Award chairs, Trista Owczarzak or Jennifer Kieren by May 15. Please include any supporting materials you believe would strengthen the nomination.
All nominators will be notified of the status of their nomination. The recipient will receive the award at the WCTE Convention.
Cooperative Children’s Book Center in Madison
Alex Bledsoe, Amy Lyle, and six high school students
Mount Horeb High School, Mount Horeb, WI