Winner of the 2009 NCTE Donald Murray Prize for writing about teaching.
Memoir in essays, Teacher at Point Blank, published by Aunt Lute Books (2010).
Ms. Magazine has picked Teacher at Point Blank as a "Great Read" for Fall 2010.
Pushcart Special Mention 2009, for nonfiction "Teaching at Point Blank";
Notable essay in Best American Essays 2009, "The Recesses of High School"
Notable essay in Best American Essays 2010, "Recovering Teacher"