We at Hameray Publishing are pleased to announce the recipient of this year's Hameray Publishing Group/Yuen Family Foundation Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Training Scholarship: Erin Nock of Farmington Public Schools. Erin will be attending the University of Connecticut, where she will study how to best help young struggling readers. Her scholarship includes $15,000, plus $1,000 worth of books to be used as tools with her students.
From the Reading Recovery Council of North America:
Erin brings 17 years of teaching experience to her training, with 11 in Reading Recovery. She is an active advocate for Reading Recovery and plans to be an accessible teacher leader who will train new teachers and support and expand the program. Farmington Public Schools has implemented Reading Recovery for 24 years. In 2017-18, 2,874 students were enrolled in K-8, with 440 students qualifying for free and reduced lunch.
The Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA) is a not-for-profit association of Reading Recovery professionals and partners. The Council provides a network of professional development opportunities and is an advocate for Reading Recovery in the United States and Canada.
More than 2.3 million struggling first-grade readers and writers in North America have benefitted from the one-to-one teaching expertise of Reading Recovery professionals. The intervention, introduced to North America in 1984 by educators at The Ohio State University, has more research proving its effectiveness than any other beginning reading program.
From 2009 to 2017, the Hameray/Yuen Family Foundation has donated $245,000 in scholarships funds and $18,000 for recipients to purchase learning materials for the training of 18 Teacher Leaders, of which Erin is only the latest. Since their training, the preceding 17 Teacher Leaders have trained over 1,750 teachers (Reading Recovery, Literacy Coaches, and classroom teachers), and, together with the teachers they have trained, they have impacted over 18,330 students.
Three of these Teacher Leaders are also involved with Dual Language Learners programs. One teaches in a major Reading Recovery district in Canada. Four are no longer involved in Reading Recovery but have moved on to be reading interventionists or occupy similar positions where they are still of great help to teachers and students.
Want to learn more about Reading Recovery? Visit the website for the Reading Recovery Council of North America!
If you wish to apply for the 2018/2019 Teacher Leader Scholarship, you can send us an e-mail at [email protected], and we will put you on a list to send information when next year's scholarships are announced.