The Teacher-as-Researcher Award is presented annually to a PK-12 teacher who has conducted a self-initiated classroom research project or applied research findings to inform his or her own teaching. The project must be conceptualized, developed, and implemented as part of the nominee’s own teaching practices, and have had at least one cycle of trial and evaluation. The project should also be related to a clearly defined theoretical focus and represent an innovation that has led to concrete change in practice.
was selected to be the recipient of the 2018 NERA Teacher-As-Researcher (TAR) Award. Dr. Gundel, who recently earned his doctorate from Western Connecticut State University, is a math teacher at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut.