Philippa Stratton

I was delighted to learn from Franki at A Year of Reading that Philippa Stratton is to receive the NCTE Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award.  I was very fortunate in the early days of Stenhouse Publishers (which Philippa founded) to work closely with her as she acquired and edited my professional book, Far Away and Long Ago: Young Historians in the Classroom. (At the time she was the only editor at Stenhouse, something that has changed quite a bit as they have grown.) Philippa was incredibly supportive throughout the writing, revising, and publication of this book and we have continued to stay in touch over the years.  Whenever I’m lucky enough to see her I am made incredibly happy as she was such an important person in my life.  Philippa is truly a brilliant, diplomatic, savvy, beautiful, and extraordinary person. This award is very much deserved and I plan to be there in person to see her accept it.  Well done, NCTE.  Congratulations, Philippa.

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