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Winners will be announced in Spring 2024.

The nomination period begins in August 2023 and ends on January 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET.

Winslow Coyne Reitnouer Excellence in Education Award Nomination Form

They inspired you; now help us honor them.

Winslow Coyne Reitnouer, better know as Winnie, has a heart and passion for educators because she believes they have power to impact the trajectory of a child's life. Now in its eighth year, this Excellence in Education award honors U.S. educators who display exemplary dedication and performance to ensure literacy and learning for developing readers.

Award winners will receive:

  • Significant cash award for the award winner and their school
  • Letter of congratulations from Andrew Friedman, Learning Ally CEO 
  • Certificate of recognition 
  • Individual blog post
  • Recognition for life in our Hall of Fame 
  • National press release 
  • Social media coverage 
  • Recognition at our annual virtual Spotlight on Dyslexia conference in June 2024
  • Feature in our Educator Community

Nominate an educator, administrator, school, or district.

If you know a teacher, administrator, school, or district that has transformed literacy instruction and works hard to make a difference every day in the lives of students, we’d like to know about them.

What is the award’s significance?

The Winslow Coyne Reitnouer Excellence in Education Award honors leaders in education who understand that reading instruction must focus on the learner and the variables that impact a child’s ability to understand and achieve. Instruction not only includes word decoding and language comprehension but also addresses students’ cognitive functioning and environmental factors to attend to the whole child. Winning educators, schools, and/or districts will receive cash awards and other exciting prizes, as well as opportunities to showcase their work.

Who is eligible to nominate?

Parents, students and educators are eligible to nominate, and note that educators are encouraged to nominate themselves.