NANCIE ATWELL IS A TRULY REMARKABLE EDUCATOR; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 45
(House of Representatives - March 17, 2015)

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              NANCIE ATWELL IS A TRULY REMARKABLE EDUCATOR

  (Ms. PINGREE asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. PINGREE. Mr. Speaker, I want to talk today about a truly 
remarkable educator from my State of Maine. This week in Dubai, Nancie 
Atwell won the very first Global Teacher Prize. It is called the 
``Nobel Prize for Education,'' and over 5,000 teachers worldwide were 
nominated for the award.
  Twenty-five years ago Nancie started the Center for Teaching and 
Learning in Edgecomb, Maine. Nancy and the staff at the school have 
educated thousands of students and hundreds of teachers, teachers who 
come every year to serve as interns at the school and learn about the 
cutting-edge teaching methods that have been developed there.
  Nancie has dedicated her heart and soul to the school, to the 
teachers, and to the students. Just one example of the selflessness is 
the $1 million prize that Nancie won with this award. She didn't 
hesitate for even a moment before announcing she is going to give every 
penny of it to the school she founded and loves.
  Nancie Atwell is a shining example of how teachers make the world a 
better place. Maine is lucky to have her, and she is an inspiration to 
us all.

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