Dr. Jack Cassidy is a Professor Emeritus at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Cassidy is known for his work on literacy trends and issues as exemplified by his yearly column in Reading Today, "What's Hot, What's Not.” Dr. Cassidy is a former President of the International Reading Association and the College Reading Association and is also the co-founder of the Texas Association of Literacy Association.
Dr. Cassidy's hard work and dedication are appreciated by TALE, and this award, named in his honor, is designed to recognize individuals who support literacy education in the state of Texas. This award is presented to a teacher of any level of learners (i.e., early childhood, elementary, middle grades, secondary, post-secondary) who has demonstrated exemplary service in the area of literacy education.
The first award was granted to Dr. Jack Cassidy in 2013. Find more information about past recipients on our website: http://www.texasreaders.org/jack-cassidy-distinguished-service-award.html
Guidelines for Selection of Recipient:
1. Nominees must have made significant contributions in the area of literacy education in the form of scholarship, teaching, and professional service.
2. Nominees must have made a significant contribution to TALE and the education profession.
3. Nominees must be a member of TALE.
Nominations will be accepted from current TALE members. To nominate an individual for TALE's 2023-2024 Jack Cassidy Distinguished Service Award, please complete the following electronic submission form. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, January 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM.
*The selected recipient will be notified on or before Wednesday, January 31st, 2024.