Awards

WaSLA honors educators, authors, and others involved in reading and literacy efforts awards and grants. An overview of each award—with guidelines and application forms—can be found here.

Bonnie Campbell Hill Washington State Literacy Teacher Leader Award

Through the Bonnie Campbell Hill Washington State Literacy Teacher Leader Award, the Washington Organization for Reading Development (WORD) will honor two outstanding teacher leaders each year. These may 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 US $2,500 grant for each teacher leader 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 and her family and colleagues.

Application for Bonnie Campbell Hill Award: Download here

Other Awards

Administrator Award This award recognizes an administrator who has effectively motivated, inspired, and supported others in the promotion of literacy. The award will be presented at the time of the State Leadership Workshop. Administrator
Author/Illustrator/Storyteller Award This award recognizes a Washington author, illustrator or storyteller for outstanding contributions to children’s literature. The award will be presented during the State Leadership Workshop. Author, Illustrator or Storyteller
Celebrate Literacy Award The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals who have made significant literacy contributions at the state level. The recipient must be a past or present recipient of a local council’s Celebrate Literacy Award. The award will be presented during the State Leadership Workshop. Organizations, Institutions, and Individuals
Florence Sperling Easy Grants A $50.00 grant to buy literacy materials for classrooms. Ten easy grants are awarded during the course of the year. Members
Honor Council ILA awards a Honor Council award to outstanding local councils. Council