Winner of the 2019 Lorne H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award
Congratulations to Rebecca Kang McGill-Wilkinson and co-authors on the paper entitled, “Bullying Experiences of Non-Binary Secondary Students: The Protective Role of Relationships with School-Based Adults,” for winning the 2019 Lorne H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award.
The Lorne H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award is an award named in honor of Lorne Woollatt, a distinguished New York State educator and NERA member.
Rebecca Kang McGill-Wilkinson is a Coordinator of Program Evaluation for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Her co-author Christine W. Koth also works for the Baltimore County Public Schools.
The award-winning paper reports on the bullying experiences and school belonging of non-binary students in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). It examines whether positive relationships with school-based adults may protect students from bullying and a low sense of belonging at school. Results showed close to two percent of BCPS secondary students selected a non-binary gender option on a systemwide survey. Non-binary students reported higher rates and more frequent bullying and lower school belonging compared to male and female students. However, social support from school-based adults reduced the risk of bullying and low school belonging of non-binary students.