Gordon is pleased to announce the Margaret C. Wright Memorial Alumni Award. This award is in honor of Gordon alumna Margaret Wright, who graduated in 2017 with dual licensure in Early Childhood and English as a Second Language. The award honors her legacy as a Christ-follower and passion as a young kindergarten teacher at the Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C. Margaret lived out her love for Jesus as she sought to educate all children to reach their potential no matter where she was teaching.
The Wright Alumni Award will recognize the work of a Gordon graduate who strives to live out his/her faith in Jesus while teaching in underserved communities, providing $10,000 to the alum and $10,000 to the school where he or she teaches. As a way to inspire future educators, the award will also sponsor the winner to return to Gordon’s campus to share her/his work with the Gordon community.
Applications are due by March 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The award will be distributed annually to the recipient at the Gordon College Homecoming Awards ceremony.
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2023 Margaret C. Wright Memorial Alumni Award was awarded to Rebekah Dostie '20
At the beginning of the 2022 school year, most of the first graders in Rebekah Dostie’s ’20 classroom at Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School were performing below grade level in reading and math. By the end of the year––her first teaching in the Hartford, CT, public school system––every single student in her class had improved their screening scores, which measure grade-level learning goals. Rebekah’s passion for reaching her young students, many of whom face challenges such as trauma, hunger or poverty, was aided by the rigorous instruction she received at Gordon in the science of reading and a systematic approach to phonics.