NEWARK, Del . (March 2, 2007)—The International Reading Association has named Gloria A. Neubert the 2007 Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading.
Neubert, a Towson University professor of secondary education, will receive the award, including a $1,000 prize, on May 16 at the association’s 52nd annual convention, in Toronto, Ontario.
Neubert, who has been teaching university courses and conducting reading-to-learn and writing workshops for 35 years, is co-founder of the Maryland Writing Project. She co-authored four textbooks, including Putting It All Together: The Directed Reading Lesson in the Secondary Content Classroom, and numerous journal articles on literacy and teacher preparation. Her current research interest is “learning and the lobes”—how neuroscientific research can inform teaching and parenting.
Neubert’s contributions have been recognized by earlier awards, including the Maryland Council for Teachers of English University Teacher of the Year Award, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Innovation in Higher Education Award, and the University of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Outstanding Teacher Educator Award, which is sponsored by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., considers five criteria: knowledge, innovation, leadership, role model/mentoring and dissemination, according to the International Reading Association, a nonprofit organization with about 90,000 members from more than 100 countries.