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Bread Loaf School of English Awards 93 Degrees

The Bread Loaf School of English awarded 90 M.A.s and 3 M.Litt.s to graduates at its four campus sites this summer: 5 M.A.s in Santa Fe, 8 M.A.s in Asheville, 20 M.A.s in Oxford, and 57 M.A.s and 3 M.Litt.s in Vermont.  Read more... (August 13, 2012)

Karen Cator of the U.S. Department of Education to Kick off "Connected Educator Month" at Bread Loaf/Vermont

August 2012 is Connected Educator Month: The Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) will participate in multiple ways in the activities that are part of this U. S. DOE initiative. Please visit the Connected Educator Month website and join in as a discussion leader or in any capacity that suits you.

Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U. S. Department of Education is coming to Bread Loaf-Vermont to kick off CONNECTED EDUCATOR MONTH (CEM). Bread Loaf is fortunate to be able to participate in CEM, which offers members of our community opportunities to connect with peers around the country and the world.  Karen Cator will speak to the Bread Loaf community on  "Connected Teaching and Learning." (July 22, 2012)

Former Bread Loaf Director

Former Bread Loaf School of English director Paul Cubeta died on Saturday, July 14. Paul was a member of the Middlebury College English Department and administration before taking on the Bread Loaf directorship, which he held from 1965 through 1988. During his tenure, the Bread Loaf program grew to include an Acting Ensemble, a new campus at Lincoln College, Oxford (1978), grant support bringing public school and rural teachers to Bread Loaf, and BreadNet, our telecommunications network. Paul was with his family at the end. A Bread Loaf scholarship fund named for Beth Cubeta and awarded to a Bread Loaf student every summer continues to honor his wife. His obituary appeared in the July 19th edition of The Burlington Free Press. (July 16, 2012)

Princeton/Bread Loaf Partnership 

Princeton University and the Princeton English Department have joined the Bread Loaf School of English in a new initiative that will bring outstanding Princeton English majors to the Bread Loaf program at Lincoln College, Oxford, starting summer 2012. Our shared purpose is to provide these students, all rising seniors, with a culturally and academically unique opportunity for intensive literary study and independent research. Drawing on the rich resources of the city and university of Oxford, this initiative will not only prepare students for thesis work in their senior year but also foster their growth as globally adept citizens. To inaugurate and pilot the partnership, Princeton will support three to four students a summer for the next three years. Princeton will also send a member of its English faculty to Bread Loaf/Oxford (this summer, Professor Sarah Rivett, a specialist in early American and transatlantic literature and culture) to run a proseminar on thesis writing and research for the Princeton/Bread Loaf Fellows. (May 14, 2012)

Tracy K. Smith wins Pulitzer Prize!

Bread Loaf (and Princeton) faculty member Tracy Smith was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Life on Mars (Graywolf Press). The judges called her work "a collection of bold, skillful poems, taking readers into the universe and moving them to an authentic mix of joy and pain." (April 16, 2012)

Associate Director Django Paris Wins NCRLL Award

Django Paris, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy at Michigan State University, and Bread Loaf's associate director, has just been selected to receive the prestigious Early Career Achievement Award from the National Conference for Research on Language and LiteracyThe award honors a scholar whose early career achievements include an outstanding record of publications, commitment to innovation in theory and practice, and an understanding of the complexity of teaching and learning literacy across educational settings. (March 15, 2012)

Bread Loaf Partnership with the Navajo Nation

We are happy to announce an important partnership between the Navajo Nation and the Bread Loaf School of English. Thanks to the efforts and commitment of Rex Lee Jim (BL '01), Vice President of the Navajo Nation and member of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Advisory Board, the Navajo Nation, in coordination with Write to Change, will provide funding of up to $2000 per candidate for Navajo teachers and teachers of Navajo students who enroll in the Bread Loaf program in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2012 and become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network during the following academic year. Our shared goal is to provide powerful educational and professional development opportunities for these teachers that integrate advanced training in literature and literacy with Navajo culture, values, and teaching philosophy. Eligible applicants who are interested in applying to the Bread Loaf summer program in Santa Fe should contact Sandy LeGault for more information: (March 6, 2012)