Press Release for Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Award-Winning Education Author Speaks at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Rick Wormeli, one of America’s first national board certified teachers, will discuss “What Could We Do if We Were Brave” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.

Wormeli brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes more than 20 years teaching math, science, English, health and history. His work has been reported in numerous national media outlets, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” National Geographic, Good Housekeeping magazine, and the Washington Post.

He is the author of the award-winning book, “Meet me in the Middle: Becoming and Accomplished Middle Level Teacher,” as well as “Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle Level Teachers” and “Summarization in any Subject.” Currently, Wormeli is working on his first young adult fiction novel and new education book on differentiated grading and assessment.

Wormeli has lectured in 49 states, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Australia. He was named the 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation by Disney’s American Teacher Awards.

This lecture is part of the Robinson Eminent Scholar Lecture Series, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Services. Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Fall 2006 Lectures link.