NCLD’s Pete & Carrie Rozelle Award was created by NCLD’s Board of Directors in 2000 to honor the organization’s founders by recognizing schools that are successful in addressing the learning and social/emotional needs of students with learning disabilities (LD) and other students who struggle with learning. This award is intended to help the recipient school expand programmatic and staff development activities that incorporate effective data-based decision-making practices and progress monitoring activities into classroom and school-wide practice. As of 2010, both public schools and independent schools are eligible for recognized with an award. Eligible public school programs must have met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the most recent school year. Preference is given to schools that serve underprivileged and under-served communities, and programs that have demonstrated unique impact on students with LD.
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 “Celebrate 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
National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016-8806