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 Atlanta, Georgia from November 17-20, 2016
NEW: $10,000 Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry
Designated for programs specifically centered around poetry, we invite you, or a teacher you know, to share their love of poetry in the classroom and apply!
Application Deadline: September 1, 2016
Check out our highlights video and past recipients!
Check out our 2015 Teacher Award Recipients
10,000 Grant Recipient
4th/5th Grade Language Arts/Humanities Teacher
Evergreen Park World Cultures Community School
Maurna Rome’s passion and inspiration in creating an after-school program involving students, family members, the school community and college student mentors, has earned her the 2015 Penguin Random House Teacher Award for Literacy. Her program Literacy L.I.F.T. Club (Linking Imagination, Fun and Text) offers diverse literary activities for each student member while collaborating with college students for an impactful and unique learning experience centered around books.
$5,000 Grant Recipient
Hillsborough High School
High School English teacher, Sarah Lamarand, is all about transforming the mindsets of her reluctant readers with high expectations—reinforcing reading as a doorway to opportunities for their future. Her literacy initiative includes motivating bookclubs, poetry slams, local museums and college visits to transform her students.
$2,500 Grant Recipient
English Language Arts Teacher
Winton Woods City Schools
Christopher Pearce combines creativity, love of learning and the power of comics as a gateway for storytelling, giving his lower level readers an opportunity to advance toward a grade-appropriate reading level. His curriculum is based around award winning graphic novels and the history of American comic and sequential art.