The ideal candidates for this nomination are schools or school-related program that are committed to excellence in education for all students, including those with learning disabilities, and have demonstrated:
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- Extraordinary learning and social/behavioral student outcomes
- A commitment to data-based decision making and student progress monitoring
- Demonstrated K-12 transition planning activities that will facilitate student advancement and lead to a regular high school diploma
- Ongoing staff development and opportunities for professional growth that enhance accountability and promote better student outcomes
For the public school award, only schools that have met Adequate Yearly Progress goals will be considered.
- Most current performance data (e.g., report cards) documenting AYP status and specific examples of student achievement gains
- School community demographics
- Policies and practices regarding special education
- Specific activities and approaches that support the needs of all students, including students with LD and their families
Members of the NCLD Team, in consultation with members of the NCLD Board of Directors, will review all qualified applications and select the winners of this annual award.
The awards will be announced at NCLD's Annual "Celebrating Our Schools" Luncheon. Members of the school/program community will be invited to attend this event and accept the award.
Award benefits and obligations
This cash prize of $2,500 per school is made possible by the National Football League, thanks to their generous contribution in honor of Former Commissioner Pete Rozelle and his wife, Carrie, the founder of NCLD
- This award is to be spent in ways that support and enhance student success.
- Each school’s efforts and accomplishments will be featured in NCLD communications and through other media opportunities.
- Additional prizes are often made available to the winning school/program. Past winners have benefitted from:
- gift certificates for educational products from leading companies, including Brookes Publishing and Sopris West Educational Services
- software from Kurzweil Educational Systems
For additional information, contact:
The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016-8806
Find out about The Churchill School and Center and The High School for Excellence and Innovation, the winners of the 2012 Pete and Carrie Rozelle Award, and find out about previous recipients of the award.