Exemplary Contributions to Practice-Engaged Research Award

Exemplary Contributions to Practice-Engaged Research Award

2020 Award Recipient 

Maria Coady
University of Florida

The selection committee was deeply impressed with Dr. Coady’s long-term efforts in developing community partnerships for the preparation of teacher leaders in a university certification program with a focus on bilingual education teachers and students in rural Levy County, Florida. To serve this community, she has established professional learning communities and built a strong resource base that has brought much-needed bilingual materials to under-researched and under-served bilingual children. In 2019, she organized the first statewide Rural English Learner Education Conference at the University of Florida on trauma-informed care. Because of her broad reach, impact, scholarship, and devotion to a marginal community within an already marginal rural context in Florida, Dr. Coady embodies of the intent of this award.

This award is presented to an education research scholar or scholars in recognition of collaborative project(s) between researchers and practitioners that have had sustained and observable effects on contexts of practice.

Past Recipients

2019 - Cristina SantamarĂ­a Graff
2018 - Angela Calabrese Barton
2017 - 
Ann M. Ishimaru
2016 - Robert Cooper III

Before 2016, this award was recognized as the Relating Research to Practice Award.