Awards / Grants

2020 Grant Award Winners

To be announced!

2019 Teaching Grant Winners:

  • Angela Buccheri from Wallingford for “Family Literacy Nights”
  • Lisa Handfield from Chester for “Afterschool Book Clubs and More!”
  • Lauren Donovan, Nicole Flynn & Kristin Piraneo from Kensington for “Critical Literacy Skills: Critically Important for Struggling Readers!”
  • Torrie Phillips and Matt Kyer from Coventry for “Little Free Libraries”
  • Jacqueline Mulhern, Elizabeth Alagno, and Nicolette Marcal from Waterbury for “SPIRES”
  • Emily Fournier from Guilford for “Building Bridges Through Diversity in Literature”
  • Vita Beebe from Windsor Locks for “Windows and Mirrors: A Multicultural Library”
  • Erin Guarino from Bloomfield for “An Evening of Shared Reading in your PJs”
  • Michele Eligio from North Branford for “Memoir Chapbook Project”

Recent Winners

Nicholas Criscuolo Reading Award for Administrators

2018: Dr. Charles Smith – Assistant Superintendent of Wilton Public Schools

CRA Outstanding Reading Educator Award

2018: Leah Page – Reading Consultant, Essex Elementary School

International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award

2018: Dr. Karen Waters – Director of Literacy, Sacred Heart University