Reba R. Robertson Award

Reba R. Robertson Award
Recognizes an outstanding teacher of public secondary school theatre/drama, in the U.S.A.
Biennial - deadline
APPLICATION STEP ONE – Nomination. All nominations must be submitted via e-mail and received no later than
November 1st 2015 for 2016 Application-CLOSED.
Next Nomination Period will be in 2017 for 2018 Award.
OUTSTANDING TEACHERS - Recipients of the Robertson Award
  • Jo Beth Gonzalez, 2002 (fka Wilson Award)
  • John Newman, 2008
  • Julia Perlowski, 2010
  • Kristi Fuller, 2012
  • Holly Stanfield, 2014
  • Art Almquist, 2016
  • MORE about these Recipients…
The 2016 Reba R. Robertson Award was presented to Art Almquist, July 29, 2016, at the CTFA Corey Medallion event as part of the annual conference of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), in Boston, MA.
WHO MAY APPLY: An individual may nominate an outstanding teacher of public secondary school theatre/drama, in the U.S.A.
The nomination must include:
1) A brief description of the relationship between the nominator and the nominee
2) Nominee’s name and email address
3) A brief rationale for the nomination, with particular attention to the criteria listed in
the nomination form.
No self-nominations accepted
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The Reba R. Robertson Award for an Outstanding American High School Drama Teacher is presented in memory of Reba R. Robertson, who was a public school teacher of drama, speech, and debate. Her nearly forty-year tenure at Richfield High School in Waco, Texas, was filled with teaching, directing, coaching, mentoring, producing, and administering programs that not only trained students, but also brought the impact of drama and communication into developing community outside the school and encouraging historic preservation. This award honors her memory and teachers who follow enthusiastically in her path.

Endowed by the Children's Theatre Foundation and major gifts from the three sons of Mrs. Robertson: Mark, Stephen and Phillip, the first award was made in 2008 with awards following every two years.