Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant

The ILA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant annually honors an outstanding mainstream elementary classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing across the curriculum in real world contexts in grades K–6 (ages 5–12).  The grant may not be used for purchase of commercial programs. This is a $2,500 grant supported by Regie Routman.


  • Candidate must be an ILA member
  • At least 60% of the school’s students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch
  • Candidate must be a classroom teacher, grades K–6

Submission deadline is January 15, 2017

Applicant Information

Application Information

The application must include the following items:

  • A three-page (maximum) proposal outlining how you will support, improve, enhance, and accelerate teaching and learning for students. For example, funds may be used for but are not limited to: building a classroom library, attending the ILA Annual Conference to increase professional knowledge, creating a home–school partnership, increasing collegial collaboration, improving reading and writing in authentic literacy contexts, or publishing student work
  • A one-page personal statement (beliefs statement and how your beliefs align with your practices, including your professional vision for this project)
  • Up to three (3) letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should be from a principal, superintendent, and/or curriculum coordinator; one letter should be from a peer. Each recommendation must include the participant’s leadership skills, collegial interactions, effective teaching practices, successful teaching/learning/relationships with students and an understanding of the intentions and/or support of the project detailed by the applicant
  • Include a budget outline

To upload your files please click on browse to locate your document in your files than click on upload to attach to form. 

If you are unable to upload, please send them via mail (regular or express) to International Literacy Association, ILA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark DE 19711.







Additional Information

I am currently an elementary classroom teacher.
Are at least 60% of your school's students eligible for free or reduced lunch?
The applicant gives permission for the committee to contact people who have provided documentation should additional information be required.


Use this checklist to be sure you have completed and submitted all sections of your application correctly before clicking on 'Submit'.