American Literacy Corporation annually grants the "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" award to excellent California classroom teachers and certified reading support personnel in grades K-8. These awards of $2000 each are given to selected certificated educators who make a significant difference in the literacy skills of their students. Each awardee's school also receives a $500 stipend to be used for a school-wide literacy event.
George Bernard Shaw called teaching “the noblest of all professions.” Dr. Jo M. Stanchfield, an internationally renowned crusader in the field of literacy, founded the American Literacy Corporation, a non-profit organization, in 1992. Dr. Stanchfield strongly believed in recognizing and rewarding outstanding K-8 California teachers and certificated reading support staff members (coordinators, librarians, reading specialists, etc.)
Do you know any outstanding teachers or certificated reading support staff members who are making a
difference in the lives of their students? The American Literacy Corporation would like your help
in identifying certificated educators, kindergarten through eighth grade, who are quietly improving the literacy
skills of their students. These enthusiastic educators create an environment of success, where
students are excited and motivated to learn. These same educators serve as leaders in their own
schools, districts, and community.
Since 1992, more than 190 certificated educators have received this prestigious award.
The online submission consists of four simple elements:
The required application form, whole class scores, Principal's letter and the video are to be uploaded to the ALC website for the judges to review (note these files can only be accessed by the ALC judges). To begin the process you will need to register by clicking the "Register" link above. Once you have registered enter your login information at the top of this page to access the application form and information on the letter and video as well as upload links for all required files.Remember your Application Form, Principal Letter and classroom video must be submitted online by July 15, 2017.