CCIRA Awards



For more information on CCIRA Awards, please click on the links below.
Past Presidents' Memorial Award (Deadline: November 1)
Purpose: To recognize an outstanding reading teacher in his/her first five years of teaching to honor the work of decreased past presidents of the Colorado Council International Reading Association.
Chair: Barb Kruse
Email: brkruse@frii.com
Outstanding Administrative Leadership in Reading Award (Deadline: December 5)
Purpose: To promote and recognize administrative support of quality reading instruction in Colorado schools.
Chair: Brenda Dyer
Email: Brenda.dyer@gmail.com
Kay Mervar Outstanding Reading Educator Award (Deadline: December 1)
Purpose: To recognize a classroom teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to excellence in reading instruction.
Chair: Kim Mariotti
Email: mariottimom@gmail.com
Fannie Stabenow Award for Outstanding Contribution to CCIRA (Deadline: November 1)
Purpose: To recognize a CCIRA member that has made significant contributions to the organization.
Chair: James Erekson
Email: james.erekson@unco.edu
Exemplary Reading Program Award (Deadline: November 15)
Purpose: To recognize and publicize outstanding reading/language arts programs in schools.
Chair: Hollyanna Bates
Email: hollyannabates@gmail.com
Colorado Young Writers' Award (Deadline: December 1)
Purpose: To encourage and recognize outstanding children's writing in Colorado.
Chair: Kristin Filce
Email: kfilce@jeffco.k12.co.us
Colorado Children's Book Award (CCBA) (Deadline: March 1)
Purpose: To encourage love of reading by conducting an annual contest in which the children of Colorado vote for their favorite picture book and their favorite junior novel.
Chair: Marcie Haloin
Email: ccbaward@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Tammy Langeberg
Email: tlangebe@jeffco.k12.co.us
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Deadline: December 31)
Purpose: The committee publicizes the Young Adult book award, publishes information about voting and nominating procedures, establishes criteria for eligibility, tabulates votes and nominations, and announces the winner.
Chair: Dodie Ownes
Email: dodie.ownes@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Kristin Roper
Email: Kristin.roper@gmail.com
Celebrate Literacy Award (Deadline: November 1, 2016)
Purpose: To recognize an individual, organization, or institution for significant contributions to literacy in a community, state or nation.
Chair: Claudia Miller
Email: climiller17@msn.com
Administrators and Reading Award (Deadline: November 15)
Purpose: To promote and recognize administrative support of quality reading instruction in Colorado schools.
Chair: Brenda Dyer
Email: Brenda.dyer@gmail.com
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