We invite you to participate in selecting the 2018 Texas Education Leadership in Literacy award recipient.
Texas Education Leadership in Literacy Award has been given to various leaders and innovators of literacy. Last year, we awarded it to the Honorable Joe Benavides, Justice of the Peace, Precinct One, in Nueces County. Judge Benavides received the award because of his commitment to literacy among parents of school-aged children who appear in his court. Instead of assessing high fines, Judge Benavides requires completion of an interactive literacy assignment: Parents are to read a book and create a book report with their children.
In previous years, we have also honored joint efforts. Barbara Cargill and Patricia Hardy are both known for their efforts and support of the statewide literacy coalition during the Texas SBOE’s ELAR TEKS review and revision process. Their willingness to meet with representatives from each literacy group and accept feedback throughout this process is deeply appreciated and upholds the mission of TALE: To promote literacy that will enhance the lives of all Texas citizens personally, socially and economically.
We encourage you to look around your professional learning community in Texas and consider nominating someone who promotes literacy for all students and families. We will take nominations through November 10th. To submit your nominee, please email the Advocacy Committee his or her name, contact information, and a brief description of their literacy efforts with the title caption: Texas Education Leadership in Literacy Award Nominee.
Thank you for submitting names for consideration to the TALE Leadership in Literacy Award!
2017 TALE Advocacy Development Committee