Descriptions of IN-NELL

Awards and Recognitions


Teacher of the Year:  An outstanding world language teacher who teaches grades Pre-K-8 and is deserving of organizational and peer recognition based on classroom achievement and student enthusiasm and success in the acquisition of a world language.


Rising Star:  An individual who is within the first five years of his/her career, and who displays outstading commitement to the profession and elicits student enthusiasm and success. 

Distinguished Service:  An individual who has made significant contributions to the world language community supporting Pre-K-8 programs or an individual who has had a profound effect on the professional preparation of world language teachers.


Spirit of IN-NELL:  An individual who does NOT teach a world language Pre-K-8, but supports, participates and lets others know of the value that IN-NELL activities, workshops and conferences provide for the world language community and beyond.


Ambassador:  An individual who has supported IN-NELL and/or NNELL beyond state borders.  The individual may have come from abroad and made significant contributions, or come from within IN-NELL and carried the organization's mission beyond state boundaries.


Master Teacher:  An individual whose professional contributions to Pre-K-8 world language teachers and to the world language community at large have been significant and consistent throughout his/her professional career.


Friend of IN-NELL:  An individual or an organization that has consistently supported IN-NELL activities, workshops and conferences, usually, but not exclusively, an exhibitor.

Leader of Leaders Award: An individual who is appreciated for significant and broad-ranging contributions to IN-NELL and all other World Language and Global Learning Communities.


IN-NELL ToY Nomination Guidelines
IN-NELL TOY Guidelines revised 2018.docx
Microsoft Word document [13.6 KB]


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