Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Receiving the award on behalf of SPL Center––Maureen Costello
As one of the nation’s leading providers of anti-bias education resources, Teaching Tolerance reaches hundreds of thousands of educators and millions of students annually through its award-winning Teaching Tolerance magazine, multimedia teaching kits, online curricula, and professional development resources. These materials are provided to educators at no cost. Teaching Tolerance helps create school environments that are inclusive and nurturing, where students live equality and justice—not just hear about them. The program points to the future, helping teachers prepare a new generation to live in a diverse world.
JEFFCO Schools’ Office of Diversity & Inclusion
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion was created to address the achievement gap and climate issues by working to promote understanding, respect and appreciation of culture, heritage and ethnic diversity. Through discussion, study and implementation of multicultural education theory, practice and interventions, significant success in eliminating racism and discrimination have been realized in the state’s largest district.
-2006 Texas Tech University, College of Education, Lubbock, TX
2004 – Teaching For Change, Washington DC
2002 – Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative
1999 – Children’s Book Press
1997 – Institute of Texan Cultures
1996 - Southern Poverty Law Center
1995 – Binney & Smith, Inc.
1993- Silver Burdett & Ginn