Reading Teacher of the Year

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OFIE T. RUBIN READING TEACHER OF THE YEAR

The Richmond Area Chapter is pleased to announce that we are collecting nominations for our local chapter’s Reading Teacher of the Year.  In addition to the honor of representing the RAC in the state’s Reading Teacher of the Year process, the RAC recipient will also receive $500 to use in the classroom to promote literacy.  The RAC Reading Teacher of the Year Committee will review all information received, and the selected RAC Reading Teacher of the Year will be submitted to be considered for the VSLA Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year.

The Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year is selected by the VSLA and honors exemplary literacy instruction in the classroom.  Each year, every local council nominates one outstanding teacher of reading to compete for the VSLA Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year.  The candidate selected as the VSLA Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year will receive a $1000 Professional Development Award at the VSLA conference banquet.

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have been a member of RAC in the 2020-2021 school year. If selected as the RAC RTOY, the candidate must be a member in the 2021-2022 school year to be eligible for the VSLA Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year.
  • The candidate must teach reading a minimum of one-third of each school day to students in grades K­12.

Once nominated, all applicants will be asked to complete the following:

  1. The candidate’s vita (2 pages) 30 points
  2. The candidate’s philosophy of reading education (1 page) 20 points
  3. Proposal for using the $500 RAC award to further literacy instruction (1 page) 30 points
  4. Two letters of recommendation (principal, supervisor, or colleague) 10 points each or 20 points total
  5. A digital photo (jpg file) of the candidate

Timeline:

  • All RALC nominations must be received by March 22, 2022
  • The applicant must submit all supporting materials listed above by April 22, 2022
  • All nominees will be recognized at the RAC RTOY celebration in the spring.

To nominate an outstanding colleague visit: Nominations are closed for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Reading Teacher of the Year: Deborah Fields!

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