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November 08, 2012


Beverly Ann Chin, director of The University of Montana English Teaching Program, is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. The award recognizes a person who exhibits valuable service to the profession, scholarly or academic distinction, excellence in teaching and distinctive use of the language.

“I am deeply honored by this lifetime achievement award for teaching and service,” Chin said. “Throughout my career, NCTE has informed and inspired my work to promote and improve literacy education for all students.

“I dedicate this award to the students, colleagues and mentors who have shared my teaching journey and enriched my professional life.”

Chin has more than 35 years teaching experience and has published articles, textbooks and video programs on the teaching of writing, reading and literature. She has received several teaching and service awards, including the UM Distinguished Teacher Award and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts. She formerly served as the president of NCTE and as a board member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Chin will receive the 2012 Distinguished Service Award during the NCTE Annual Convention on Friday, Nov. 16, in Las Vegas.

For more information call Chin at 406-243-2463 or email





Contact: Beverly Ann Chin, director, UM English Teaching Program, 406-243-2463,