Mary F. Roe Equity in Literacy Education Award
The Mary F. Roe Equity in Literacy Education Award
Mary F. Roe established the Equity in Literacy Education Award (2019) to recognize an individual who shares her emphasis on optimizing the educational opportunities for all students by an attention to equity and its link to their literacy achievement. This award especially targets middle grade students (grades 6-8) and their teachers - a focus that aligns with Mary’s early years as a middle grade English teacher at Gardner Junior High in Lansing, Michigan, to her later efforts as a reading specialist, literacy teacher educator, and researcher. The award includes a $500 honorarium and a formal letter of notification. The recipient will be determined by the Awards Committee chaired by the Past President of ALER. The following information provides guidance for a candidate’s application and the selection committee’s decision:
Qualitative and/or quantitative data to support the candidate’s accomplishment in promoting equity in literacy education for middle grade students (i.e., a published manuscript in a highly regarded outlet, a paper presentation at a conference sponsored by a highly regarded professional organization, or other documentation of comparable regard)
Evidence of ongoing attention to middle grade students’ literacy achievement and/or their teachers’ professional growth in understanding literacy acquisition and instruction that promotes the possibilities of literacy for all students (e.g., an essay not to exceed 500 words, a current vita).
The first recipient will be announced online in November 2020. The award winner will be recognized at ALER 2021 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.