Honoring Excellence in Teaching
The Madeleine Maraldi Award, created by Pat and Mike Koldyke, honors the accomplishments and visionary ideas of Ms. Maraldi within the AUSL community. As a professional educator, Ms. Maraldi demonstrated her passion for education and her dedication to the children and youth of the Chicago Public School system by ensuring their exposure to rich learning experiences and the arts, despite their socioeconomic backgrounds.
This award seeks to recognize outstanding teachers within the AUSL network of schools who excel in their efforts to provide a unique, exceptional, and inspiring education to the children in the communities that we serve.
The school leaders and teachers across grade-levels demonstrate an extraordinary will to lead students to academic excellence through engageAUSL instruction & CCSS-aligned practices with a commitment to elevating student achievement through a balance of whole & small group instruction.
The school leaders and teachers show a keen understanding of effective instructional practice and the will to open up their practice, receive coaching, and showcase their practice for others to learn from.
School leadership expresses a passion for elevating engageAUSL instructional practices and supports teachers in this effort. Teachers express passion for teaching engageAUSL and a deep commitment to the profession as evident through participation as a PLT (ES) or A-Team member (HS) and on the ILT during SY16-17. Identified teachers must teach CKLA (both strands), Expeditionary Learning, and/or Eureka Math during SY16-17