Recognizing Innovative Projects in Support of
Cultivating Literacy & Lifelong Readers

Do You Know a Great Teacher?

Teachers Can Apply or be Nominated to the
Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy

$10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 grant awards are available including $2,500 in Penguin Random House titles. Transportation, lodging and conference registration is also provided for the $10,000 grant recipient to attend the Penguin Random House Awards event at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 19-22, 2015

Application Deadline Extended to June 30

2015 Application Form    2015 Teacher Awards Guidelines

Official Press Release    2014 Winners

Check out our 2014 Teacher Award Recipients


First Place
10,000 Grant Recipient

5th Grade Reading Teacher
Cache 5th - 6th Grade Center
Cache, OK

Robin Muse’s energy and enthusiasm is at the heart of her program I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Community Connection (Innovation in Students Partnering Imagination and Reading Excellence), that combines technology, arts & crafts and strong parent and community involvement, and make her a well-deserved first Grant Recipient.


Second Place
$5,000 Grant Recipient

English Teacher
Two Rivers High School
Ogden, UT

Teaching at-risk students at an alternative high school, Cassie Cox’ s has the extraordinary ability to connect with students and is committed to the high number of struggling reluctant readers. Through her “Handshakes” initiative, students are immersed in selected books through special guest authors beyond the normal “classroom visit.”


Third Place
$2,500 Grant Recipient

English Teacher
Whitehaven High School
Memphis, TN

Students that participate in Kimual Snow’s Service-Learning Initiative discover for themselves the importance of literacy and literature as they experience and interact with selected non-profit organizations.