IRA Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award
The International Reading Association will present a US$1,000 award annually to honor an outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses. This award is supported by Jerry Johns.


Nominees must be Association members, affiliated with a college or university, and engaged in teacher preparation in reading at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The nominator may be a colleague, a student, or the nominee himself/herself. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2014. (Extended to January 15, 2015)
  1. A knowledgeable professional—one who knows the field of reading and who keeps current in research and practice.
  2. An innovative teacher—one who initiates and teaches outstanding courses and programs in reading education.
  3. A leader in the field of reading--one who serves the profession and assumes leadership positions in appropriate college, school, community, and/or professional organizations.
  4. A role model/mentor—one who inspires and instructs students/teachers to their full potential and supports their development.
  5. A disseminator—one who researches, publishes, and promotes effective practices beyond his/her own campus.

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

The application must include the following items:

1. A short vita which includes educational background, credentials/certifications, academic, professional and community contributions, including selected publications and honors.
2. A vision statement prepared by the nominee (2 to 5 pages) which includes beliefs and practices in educating teachers.
3. A representative syllabus. 
4. Five (5) letters of recommendation. At least one should come from a student; others should be from colleagues or supervisors with knowledge of the candidate's teaching.

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* Has the nominee/applicant been nominated for or applied for another IRA award this year?


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