Application for $20,000 Family Teacher of the Year Award Now Open

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NCFL has issued a call for nominations to find this year’s Toyota Family Teacher of the Year, an outstanding two-generation educator dedicated to improving literacy educational outcomes among youth and adults.

This is the 20th year for the Toyota-funded, NCFL-led award. The educator selected as Toyota Family Teacher of the Year will receive a $20,000 grant to further ongoing family engagement efforts. One runner-up will receive $5,000. Both grand-prize and runner-up winners will be officially announced in Detroit, Mich., on October 19, 2016, at the Families Learning Summit, NCFL’s premier convening of literacy and family learning experts.

Eligible family educators:

  • Are exceptional at engaging families in their school or community-based organization; formal teaching credentials not required
  • Use and champion innovative intergenerational approaches to help parents and children learn together
  • Have a demonstrated record of success
  • Have exciting ideas to expand and strengthen their family engagement efforts
  • Serve communities and families with high literacy and socioeconomic needs
  • Would be successful at communicating successful practices to educators and families across the nation

Brief nomination form and criteria for this award can be found here. All applications must be submitted by May 16, 2016.