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2000 Teacher of the Year Award: Kathy Alfke

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2000 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Kathy Alfke, Indiana elementary school teacher, reading specialist, and teacher trainer. Kathy graduated in 1983 from Indiana State University with a B.A. in Education and a reading endorsement. Continuing her education, Read more…

1998 Teacher of the Year Award: Pam Barret

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 1998 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Pam Barret, first grade teacher at Tovashal Elementary School in Murrieta, California. An enthusiastic nominating letter offered this information: “She has absolutely no non-readers in her class when they exit. She Read more…

1997 Teacher of the Year Award: Cathy Fox

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 1997 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Cathy Fox, kindergarten teacher and New Jersey Director for NRRF. Cathy’s passion for explicit, systematic phonics instruction began when she was told by the staff at her son’s school that he Read more…

1996 Teacher of the Year Award: Dr. Cindy Cupp

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 1996 recipient of the Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Dr. Cindy Cupp, Director of Reading for the Georgia Department of Education. Dr. Cupp is being recognized for her 26 years of teaching children to read using time tested and research Read more…

1995 Teacher of the Year Award: Sharon Kientz

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the First Annual Teacher of The Year Award (1995) was presented to Mrs. Sharon Kientz, a kindergarten teacher at San Miguel Elementary School in Santa Rosa, California, in recognition of her courage and devotion in teaching the children in her classes to become independent Read more…