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German Language School Conference Awards

MERIT AWARDS:
The German Language School Conference is firmly committed to supporting and promoting the German language and recognizes outstanding teachers and administrators of its member schools. At its annual national conference, the GLSC presents two merit awards. The criteria for selection as a qualified candidate for the GLSC Merit Award require exemplary commitment and outstanding performance. Award recipients are selected nationwide from qualified candidates.

Hans J. Ludscheidt Award:
The German Language School Conference has established the Hans J. Ludscheidt Award to honor the memory of Hans J. Ludscheidt (1920 – 2002), a founding member of GLSC, who served on the Board of Trustees in several capacities. This Award honors and salutes Mr. Ludscheidt for his dedication, passion and vision to foster teaching and learning of the German language and culture both locally and nationally. Mr. Ludscheidt was responsible for implementing many of the administrative and pedagogical standards that are still in use today by many of the private German language schools in the United States of America.

Mr. Ludscheidt served as President of the Deutsche Sprachschule of Union, NJ, for 11 years and another 11 years as Chairman of the School Board. In addition, Mr. Ludscheidt was responsible for organizing the German Language School of Morris County, NJ, and the Deutsche Sprachschule of Central New Jersey.

This year, the GLSC has established the Hans J. Ludscheidt Award in order to to promote and support financially important collaborative educational projects, which will initiate and improve endeavors between member schools within the GLSC organization. Teachers, administrators, and other persons seeking to improve and enhance the status as well as the visibility of GLSC schools may apply for the Hans J. Ludscheidt Award.

Rationale for the Award:

  • The Hans J. Ludscheidt Award will be given to a person or persons who will advance the mission and goals of GLSC – teaching the German language and culture in the private German language schools in the United States of America. This award will recognize and support significant work by individuals within the classroom, in the administration, or for a project that will benefit all schools under the auspices of the German Language School Conference.
  • Number of the Awards and Frequency of Awarding
  • Annually, one award may be given to one or more recipients at the Annual Conference of the GLSC.
  • Award Committee
  • Annually, the GLSC establishes the criteria and selects committee members for the Hans Ludscheidt Award. The committee judges submissions and recommends at least one or two finalists to the GLSC Board of Trustees by October 15.

Application Procedure:

Applications for Hans J. Ludscheidt Award must include the following items:

1. Click here to download the application form.  Application Form (Fill out online, print, sign and attach it as the cover page to your application.)

2. Curriculum Vitæ of the Project Leader (1-3 pages)

3. Project Summary (ca. 50 words, 1 page)

4. Project Description (2-3 pages), which should include the description of the following:

  • Goals and objectives of the Project
  • Outline of the procedures for achieving these goals
  • Description of the expected outcome of the Project
  • Description of the potential benefit from the Project for the GLSC and/or its member schools
  • Description of the expertise that enables you to achieve the Project goals
  • Timeline for the Project
  • For projects longer than one year: expected results at the end of the first year

5. Project Budget (For projects longer than one year: budget for each year)

6. Two Letters of Recommendation highlighting your expertise and previous experience

The completed Applications are to be sent for a review by the Hans J. Ludscheidt Award Committee not later than September 30 to the following address:

Hans J. Ludscheidt Award Committee
Marjorie Crawford, Chair
29 Holland Road
South Orange, NJ 07079


mcrawford@kinoy.rutgers.edu


AWARDS RECEIVED BY GLSC MEMBERS:

Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
awarded to Dr. Peter J. Schroeck


At the Award Ceremony on March 9, 2008, in the Consulate General of Germany in New York:

Dr. Renate Ludanyi, President of the GLSC;
Dr. Peter J. Schroeck, Secretary/Treasurer of the GLSC;
Dr. Stephan Grabherr, Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York







Dr. Heidemarie Tirey wird mit der Bundesverdienstmedaille ausgezeichnet

Dr. Heidemarie Tirey, Vorstandsmitglied der GLSC, wurde von Generalkonsul Rolf Schütte in Boston kürzlich die Bundesverdienstmedaille überreicht. Sie wurde damit für die langjährige ehrenamtliche Arbeit für die Deutschen Sprachschulen in den USA geehrt.

Frau Tirey hat sich während der Schulzeit ihrer beiden Söhne an der Deutschen Sonnabendschule Boston zunächst in der von Eltern gegründeten Bücherei und danach im Schulvorstand engagiert, den sie von 2005 bis 2008 als Vorsitzende leitete. Seit 2009 ist sie im Vorstand der German Language School Conference aktiv. Ihre Aufgabe als Corresponding Secretary bringt sie mit zahlreichen Stellen in den USA und Deutschland in Verbindung, bei denen sie sich für die Unterstützung der Sprachschulen bei der Vermittlung der deutschen Sprache und Kultur einsetzt. Besonders wichtig war ihr als Juristin, dass die weitere Förderung der DSD-Schulen und damit auch der Sprachschulen im kürzlich vom Bundestag verabschiedeten Auslandsschulgesetz festgeschrieben wurde. Dafür hat sie sich gemeinsam mit der GLSC Präsidentin Dr. Renate Ludanyi und Vizepräsidentin Sigrid Belluz erfolgreich engagiert. Auch an der Deutschen Sonnabendschule Boston ist Frau Tirey weiterhin aktiv. Dort arbeitet sie in einem Komitee mit, das jährlich über Anträge auf Financial Aid entscheidet.

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