Through the Bonnie Campbell Hill National Literacy Leader Award, the Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA) honors two outstanding teacher leaders annually.
The award recognizes the contributions and leadership of the late Bonnie Campbell Hill. The Bonnie Campbell Hill Literacy Award rewards passionate individuals dedicated to improving the teaching of reading and writing for grades K-8.
The US $2,500 grant is intended to be used for professional development (not for materials, except professional books for a book study). The award is supported by Bonnie Campbell Hill’s family and colleagues.
Please visit the Bonnie Campbell Hill website for more information.
All applicants must be current members of both the Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA) and NCTE. Award recipients include classroom teachers, literacy coaches, or teacher educators dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing in real world contexts in grades K – 8.
The recipients of the Bonnie Campbell Hill National Literacy Leader Award are invited to attend the CLA Breakfast, where they will be introduced by the Awards Committee.
The recipient is expected to submit a report to the committee about how the funds were used with information about what the winner learned and the impact of this project on student learning and professional development.
Congratulations to the 2021 Bonnie Campbell Hill Literacy Leader Award recipient: Dr. Steven Layne!