Grants/Awards

Community Outreach Grant 

The Greater Washington Reading Council (GWRC) is committed to helping its members further  their professional development in the field of literacy. The Community Outreach Grant is award in the spring of each year to eligible members who wish to enhance the literacy work within their schools and communities. The GWRC Grants Committee will review all information received, convene a selection meeting, select and inform recipients. A GWRC Community Outreach Grant will be awarded in the amount of $300.

Nancy King Professional Growth

The Greater Washington Reading Council (GWRC) is committed to helping its members further their professional development in the field of literacy. The Nancy King Professional Growth Grant is awarded in the spring to eligible GWRC members who wish to continue their study of literacy, present at literacy conferences, and/or participate in other literacy professional growth scholarship. The GWRC Grants Committee will review all information received, convene a selection meeting, select recipients, and inform the recipients of the award. A GWRC member will be awarded $300.

Teachers as Readers Grant

The Greater Washington Reading Council (GWRC) is committed to helping its members further their professional development in the field of literacy. The Teachers-as-Readers Grant is awarded in the spring to eligible GWRC members who wish to pursue a focused study of literacy. The GWRC Grants Committee will review all information received, convene a selection meeting, select and inform the recipients of the award. A GWRC member will be awarded up to $300.

Teacher of the Year
Each local council of VSRA is challenged to select an outstanding teacher.  This award recognizes members  whose commitment to literacy is exemplary and unparalleled. The GWRC Teacher of the Year Committee will review all information received, convene a selection meeting, select our local winner, and will forward the winning recipient’s application on to VSRA for consideration for the Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher  of the Year. Eligible candidates must be a member of the local reading council for at least one year prior to selection.  Click to Download the Application

Past Teacher of the Year Winners

Kristen Braman
Judi Elmore
Mary Anne Gatton
Anne Kennedy
Donna Mecca
Rose Pryor
Lee White

 

 

 

Administrator of the Year
Each local council of VSRA is challenged to select an outstanding administrator.  This award recognizes members  whose commitment to literacy is exemplary and unparalleled. The GWRC Administrator of the Year Committee will review all information received, convene a selection meeting, select our local winner, and will forward the winning recipient’s application on to VSRA for consideration for administrators' James D. Mullins Leadership Award.  Eligible candidates must be a member of the local reading council for at least one year prior to selection.  Click to Download the Application

 

Past Administrator of the Year Winners

Sharon Aldredge
James Baldwin
Kathleen Halayko
Kathleen Hwang
Dr. Dianne S. Kinkead
Dan Paris