Penguin Random House Foundation Reveals Teacher Awards

By Dianna Dilworth 

The Penguin Random House Foundation has revealed the recipients for the 2016 Teacher Awards for Literacy.

The awards are given  out to teachers across the nation who use creativity to inspire a love of reading among students. The winners are given grants to support their literacy programs and efforts. The 2016 awards include two $10,000 first-place grants, one $5,000 second-place grant, and one $2,500 third-place grant for the winner’s school.

In addition, the foundation gave out the newly created Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry this year. The $10,000 prize honors poetry initiatives. It was given out by Dr. Maya Angelou’s great granddaughter Caylin Johnson.

We have the list of winners after the jump.

Penguin Random House Foundation’s 2016 Teacher Awards for Literacy

Kristen Nevins: $10,000 Grant Recipient, Third Grade Teacher at Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School in Roselle, NJ

Gillian Schneider: $10,000 Maya Angelou Grant Recipient, English Teacher at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL

Amy Rasmussen: $5,000 Grant Recipient, English Teacher at Lewisville High School in Lewisville, TX

Joyce Victor: $2,500 Grant Recipient, Teacher Tutor at Owens Primary School in Bakersfield, CA