The Jack Cassidy Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Jack Cassidy is a Professor Emeritus at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. He is known for his work on literacy trends and issues as exemplified by his yearly column in Reading Today, “What’s Hot, What’s Not.” He is a former President of the International Reading Association and the College Reading Association and is the co-founder of the Texas Association of Literacy Association. His hard work and dedication is appreciated by TALE, and this award, named in his honor, is designed to recognize individuals who support literacy education in the state of Texas. This award is presented to any teacher-- public, elementary, secondary, or university level-- who has demonstrated exemplary service in this field.