Do you know someone who’s helped improve literacy for children and adults? Are you that person, and are looking for some way you could finally get some recognition from your colleagues and loved ones? If so, you need to know about the Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year award.
The Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year award honors “educators who demonstrate an impact on families through early childhood education, school-based programs, adult literacy and ESL programs, parenting education, library literacy programs and community literacy programs.” The winning teacher will receive $7500 for his or her program, plus a trip to the National Conference on Family Literacy in Orlando March 1 – 3, 2009. Finalists, of which there will be several, get $500 each. Not bad.
Nominations are due by December 5. If this applies to someone you know, nominate him or her today. Educators who work to boost literacy for an entire family certainly deserve some recognition. -BILL FERRIS