Established in 1988 to honor distinguished Californians whose contributions through scholarship, research, authorship and/or leadership have had a significant and lasting impact on reading improvement.
Established in 1973 and named in honor of the late Superintendent of Oakland Public Schools, it is given to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to reading-language arts in our state.
Established in 2012 in honor of Dr. Schulz to recognize a teacher who uses literature to teach or an author who writes books that promote social justice.
Presented to a member of the California Reading Association who merits recognition for outstanding service to the organization.
Recognizes positive influences to education in California by a policymaker who has made a significant contribution to literacy.
Selected to represent all Celebrate Literacy Award winners at the annual conference.
Recognizes CRA Councils for council programming which is innovative or provides outstanding service to the local community.
Area 6 - Inland Empire Reading Council
Established in 1981 to recognize CRA members who have made an outstanding contribution to literacy in their area.
Recognizes students for their love of reading and their commitment to reading books as expressed in an essay.
K - 2 Winner - Broden Black, nominated by Inland Empire Reading Council
3 - 5 Winner - Leslie Rodgriguez, nominated by Contra Costa Reading Reading Association
6 - 8 Winner - Kyra Asher, nominated by Eastern Mojave Literacy Council
9 - 12 Winner - Kyra Asher, Kayla Kelley, nominated by Inland Empire Reading Council
Recognizes the literacy efforts and contributions made by individuals, clubs, organizations and businesses in a local reading council’s immediate community.
Area 1 - Rita Abbey, Jon Agee, Cecelie Steuple, Jeff Williamson, Diane Davidson, Barb Glaser, Kelseyville High School Interact Club, and the Lake County Literacy Task Force
Area 2 - Judy Laird, Amanda Wong, and Thomas Harp
Area 3 - Tanya Leyden, Dr. Martha Riley, Joan Masaryk, Sunil Sethi & Steven Fong Realtors, and Bee Medders
Area 4 - Temy Wilcox, Noelle Tomlinson, Junior League of San Joaquin Co., and Ann Johnston
Area 5 - Kevin Shah
Area 6 - Kelly Gallagher and Dr. Rebecca Constantino
Area 7 - Paulette Croft, Moira Conlon, Michael Meaney, and Debbie Panfill
CRA is proud to support the quality
American Literacy Corporation
$2000 "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" award
$500 to CRA Council that nominates a winning K-8 educator
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