Category: Teacher of the Year

2016 Teacher of the Year Award – Mary-Margaret Scholtens

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO READ FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2016 PATRICK GROFF TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD. Strasburg, Virginia – President Robert W. Sweet, Jr. today announced the selection of Mary-Margaret Scholtens as the recipient of the National Right to Read Foundation’s 2016 Patrick J. Groff Teacher of the Year Award.  Scholtens is Read more…

2015 Teacher of the Year Award: Christine Calabrese

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO READ FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2015 PATRICK GROFF TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AWARD Strasburg, Virginia – President Robert W. Sweet, Jr. today announced the selection of Christine Calabrese as the recipient of the National Right to Read Foundation’s 2015 Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. Christine is a Read more…

2014 Teacher of the Year Award: Ashlee Martin

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Right to Read Foundation announces the 2014 Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award to Alta Murrieta, CA Kindergarten Teacher Ashlee Martin Strasburg, Virginia – President Robert W. Sweet, Jr. today announced the selection of Ashlee Martin as the recipient of the National Right to Read Foundation’s 2014 Patrick Groff Teacher Read more…

2005 Teacher of the Year Award: Delores Scott

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that Delores Scott is the 2005 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. Delores teaches kindergarten at Collington Square School in Baltimore, Maryland. She uses Direct Instruction to teach reading and says that all her students leave kindergarten reading. Delores recalls, “I Read more…

2004 Teacher of the Year Award: Ann Edwards

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that Ann Edwards is the 2004 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. She is a first grade teacher at Litel Elementary School in Chino Hills, California. Ann has had twenty-four years of teaching experience in various grades from kindergarten through grade Read more…

2003 Teacher of the Year Award: Claudia Oyster

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that Claudia Oyster is the 2003 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. Claudia teaches kindergarten at Riverview Elementary School in Snohomish, Washington. Claudia has taught kindergarten for 16 of the 26 years of her teaching career. She taught in private schools Read more…

2002 Teacher of the Year Award: Shirley Ficken

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2002 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Shirley Ficken, classroom teacher at The Phoenix Academy of Learning in Omaha, NE. The Phoenix Academy is a private school for children that have been labeled because they can’t read. The Read more…

2001 Teacher of the Year Award: Bertha Zapata

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2001 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Bertha Zapata, reading teacher in Broward Elementary School in Tampa, Florida. On January 22, 2001, she was one of 17 participants in President Bush’s Reading Round Table held at the White Read more…

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…