IRA Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award

The IRA Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award is a US$1,000 award supported by Jerry Johns. This award honors an outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses. Nominees must be Association members, affiliated with a college or a university, and engaged in teacher preparation in reading at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

IRA Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award Application

For additional information, contact the committees@reading.org.

Submission deadline: November 15, 2014

Award Recipients

2014
Patricia Edwards

Patricia A. Edwards, a member of the Reading Hall Fame is a Distinguished Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education, and a Senior University Outreach Fellow at Michigan State University. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in parent involvement, home, school, community partnerships, multicultural literacy, early literacy, and family/intergenerational literacy, especially among poor and minority children. She served as a member of the IRA Board of Directors from 1998–2001, and in 2006–2007 as the first African American President of the Literacy Research Association (formerly the National Reading Conference), and as President of the International Reading Association (2010-2011). She is the co-author of A Path to Follow: Learning to Listen to Parent (1999) with Heather M. Pleasants and Sarah H. Franklin, Bridging Literacy and Equity: The Essential Guide to Social Equity Teaching (2012) with Althier M. Lazar and Gwendolyn T. McMillon, and Change is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy for African American Students (2010) with Gwendolyn T. McMillon and Jennifer D. Turner. At the 2011 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Edwards and her co-authors were recognized for their book with the prestigious Edward B. Fry Book Award. This national award honors authors of an exceptional literacy research and practice book. Dr. Edwards is the author of Tapping the Potential of Parents: A Strategic Guide to Boosting Student Achievement Through Family Involvement (2009), Children literacy development: Making It Happen Through School, Family, and Community Involvement (2004) and co-editor of Best Practices in ELL Instruction (2010) with Guofang Li. In addition, Dr. Edwards is the author of two forthcoming books: Achieve! Aha Moments, Straight Talk, and Practical Solutions for Helping Students of Color Succeed and Different Times, Different Parents, Different Strategies for Engaging Our Essential Partners. At the 2012 LRA annual meeting, Dr. Edwards received the Albert J. Kingston Service Award. Dr. Edwards can be reached at edwards6@msu.edu.
2013
Cheryl Dozier
2012
Charline Barnes Rowland
2011
Carol Donovan
2010
Maureen McLaughlin
2009
R. Timothy Rush
2008
Susan Keehn
2007
Gloria A. Neubert
2006
Terrell A. Young
2005
Barbara M. Taylor
2004
Ronald L. Cramer
2003
Camille L. Z. Blachowicz
2002
Laura R. Roehler
2001
Leonie M. Rose
2000
Jerry L. Johns
1999
—Not Given—
1998
Linda Gambrell & Susan Glazer
1997
Taffy E. Raphael
1996
Diane Lapp
1995
Mary Jett-Simpson
1994
Lesley Mandel Morrow
1993
Pose M. Lamb
1992
Dorothy Grant Hennings
1991
Robert M. Wilson
1990
Edmund Henderson
1989
John C. Manning
1988
Roger Farr
1987
Dorothy J. Watson
1986
John J. Pikulski
1985
Dorothy Strickland
1984
Harold Herber
1983
Yetta M. Goodman
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