OFIE T. RUBIN READING TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Richmond Area Reading Chapter Guidelines and Application Form
The Richmond Area Reading Chapter is pleased to announce that we are collecting nominations for our local chapter’s Reading Teacher of the Year. In addition to the honor of representing the RARC in the state’s Reading Teacher of the Year process, the RARC recipient will also receive $500 to use in the classroom to promote literacy. The RARC Reading Teacher of the Year Committee will review all information received, and the selected RARC Reading Teacher of the Year will be submitted to be considered for the VSRA 2019-2020 Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year.
The Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year is selected by the VRSA and honors exemplary literacy instruction in the classroom. Each year, every local council nominates one outstanding teacher of reading to compete for the VSRA Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year. The candidate selected as the VSRA Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year will receive a $1000 Professional Development Award at the VSRA conference banquet in 2020.
To nominate an outstanding colleague: Please complete the form located at https://goo.gl/forms/QHq1s8edeDDK9Zih1
Once the nomination is received, we will ask your colleague to submit additional required materials.
The candidate must be a member of RARC for the 2018-2019. If selected as the RARC RTOY, the candidate must be a member in the 2019-2020 school year to be eligible for the VSRA 2019-2020 Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year.
The candidate must teach reading a minimum of one third of each school day to students in grades K12.
Once nominated, all applicants will be asked to complete the following:
The candidate’s vita (2 pages) 30 points
- The candidate’s philosophy of reading education (1 page) 20 points
- Proposal for using the $500 RARC award to further literacy instruction (1 page) 30 points
- Two letters of recommendation (principal, supervisor, or colleague) 10 points each
A digital photo (jpg file) of the candidate
All RARC nominations must be received by February 15, 2019
The applicant must submit all supporting materials listed above by March 15, 2019.
All nominees will be recognized at the RARC RTOY celebration (to be held in late April 2019).
Supporting documents should be mailed to:
Kathy Rohr, Reading Teacher of the Year Chair
13418 Greenwood Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
804.226.8765 (c) 804.814.6102