Outstanding Contribution to Reading Award Recipients

Each year, the Orange County Reading Association (OCRA) proudly recognizes one deserving classroom teacher, school principal, literacy coach or other educator in Orange County who exemplifies OCRA’s spirit of outstanding leadership in literacy.

 Award Criteria:

  • Must be an Orange County teacher, principal, literacy coach, or teacher educator
  • Must exhibit leadership skills, collaborative interactions, effective teaching practices, and successful teaching/learning relationships with students and teachers
  • Awarded money must be spent with in two months of receiving the award at the annual fall  conference
  • Awarded money must be used for the purpose of literacy promotion for the school or classroom
  • Recipient must send in 4 photos that display how the money was spent to be posted on OCRA’s web page: www.ocreading.org 

Past Award Winner:

2018-2019- Lisa Green

2017-2018- Dr. Michael P. Ford

2016-2017 -Dr. Kath Glasswell, Summer College for Kids

2015-2016 -Kathryn Bartle Angus

2014-2015-Dr. Andrea M. Guillaume

2013-2014 – Sharon Coan

2012-2013 – Kelly Gallagher

2011-2012 – Julie Niles Petersen

2010-2011 – Dr. Erica Bowers

2009-2010 – Nancy Lone-Tollefson

2008-2009 – Joan Lorson

2007-2008 – Phyllis Lebrecht

2006-2007 – Donna Neel

2005-2006 – JoAnne Hale

2004-2005 – Sheryl Nunez

2003-2004 – Mattie Adams

2002-2003 – Pam Wilson-Willmore

2001 – 2002 – Dr. Linda Clinard

2000 – 2001 – Mary E. King

1999 – 2000 – Carol Booth Olson

1997 – 1998 – Dorothy VerWys

1996 – 1997 – Sue Crosby

1994 – 1995 – Hallie Yopp-Slowik & Ruth Yopp-Edwards

1992 – 1993 – Bonnie Roselle

1991 – 1992 – Dr. Julie Chan

1990 – 1991 – Erline Krebs

1988 – 1989 – Dorothy VerWys

1987 – 1988 – Diane DeMaio

1986 – 1987 – Joan Macon

1984 – 1985 – Betty Bond

1983 – 1984 – Kathleen Naylor, Jody Taylor, & Celia Dougherty

1982 – 1983 – Dr. Ashley Bishop, Jim Macon, & Jeanne Philip

1981 – 1982 – Dr. Mary Ellen Blanton, Betty Patterson, & Dr. Norma Inabinette

1980 – 1981 – Millie Tracy, Dr. Donald Ingwerson, & Shirley Ostensoe

1979 – 1980 – Calvin Burt, John McClanahan, & Trisha Bloomfield

1978 – 1979 – Linda Caillet, Peggy Hammer, Judith De Arakal, Deborah Osen Hancock, & Lori Morgan

1977 – 1978 – Anna Pat Irot, Susan Fraim, & Jeannine Dixon

1976 – 1977 – Dr. Harold Graham, JoAnn Washam, & Bill Plaster

1975 – 1976 – Bob Bosanko, Allen Brase, Marilyn Hanley & Ferne Young

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