The Marguerite Cogorno Radencich Award
to honor Florida's
Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award
Nominees shall be FRA members, affiliated with a
public or private college or university in the State of Florida,
and currently engaged in teacher preparation in reading at the
undergraduate and/or graduate level.
This application should be completed and
documented by an association member as follows:
Fill in all pages 1, 2, & 3 attached.
The should be the first 3 pages of your maximum
of 25 pages.
The criteria that are described below are
multifaceted, and it is probable that no one will rate
highly on all listed attributes. However, it is important
that you document each category as fully as possible. In
filling out page 3, indicate the kind of documentation
you are submitting for each characteristic; the completed
application and documentation must total no more
than 25 pages. Do not send books, monographs, or
copies of other publications. Materials submitted will
not be returned. Use a type size that is at least as
large as what you are now reading or Helvetica 12.
Nominations that disregard these guidelines will not be
Nominees shall submit by June 1:
- one (1) 5 x 7 black and white glossy picture and,
- a 200-250 word narrative-style vita
with this application for use in the Florida
- Bind the maximum of 25 pages with a staple in the upper
left corner. Do not use fancy bindings.
- Be sure to get the approval of your nominee since s/he
may have to release materials from personal files to
supply the supporting data. The winner will be notified
by June 30 and is expected to attend the fall FRA
conference to receive the award. The winner will be
reimbursed for conference expenses up to $100 (receipts
- The completed application (pp. 1-4) and supporting data must
not total more than 25 pages. Please bind with a
staple in the upper left corner and number all pages. Ten
(10) copies must be received by due date. Send to the
chairman of the Administration Committee (FRA past
president - firstname.lastname@example.org).
The person selected to receive Florida's Outstanding teacher
Educator in Reading will receive:
- a plaque
- luncheon ticket for the FRA Conference, and
- a feature write-up in the Florida Reading Journal
||Possible Types of Documentation
for this award should be:
suggestions and are not intended to restrict
documentation in any way.
- Knowledgeable - one who knows the field of
reading and who keeps current in research and
- Education: post-graduate work;
- participation in conferences,
Submit bibliographic information only. Do not send
- A developer and/or implementor of outstanding
courses in reading for preservice and/or
|Brief descriptions of
courses taught and/or innovative practices. Identify
and describe what is unique or exceptional in each course
(such as field experiences, media-based experiences,
- A leader in the field of reading -- one who
assumes responsible leadership positions.
|Description and dates of
leadership roles (as a teacher educator in reading) in
college, local schools, and/or professional organizations
involved in the field of reading.
- A role model -- one who can cause
inservice/preservice teachers to want to develop
their pupils to their fullest potential in
reading and one who can challenge students to
extend their educational horizons.
|Letters from current
students and former colleagues, citing specifics.
Other suggested sources include employers (principals or
superintendents), supervisors, directors of inservice
Please limit letters in this category to five.
At least one letter from an employer of nominee's
students is recommended.
The Marguerite Cogorno
Radencich Award Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award
The downloadable application form is in Portable
Document Format (PDF) and requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge from Adobe.
Marguerite Cogorno Radencich Award Winners
Thomas Crisp University
of South Florida, Sarasota, Fl
Susan Homan University
of South Florida, Tampa, Fl