CRA empowers educators by offering 10 grants worth $750 each annually. These grants support projects that promote literacy and current theory in our schools and classrooms. Winners have the opportunity to share their projects at our Awards Banquet each spring.

CRA, Inc. is proud to announce the 2020 Teaching Grant Winners: 

  • Torrie Phillips from Coventry for “Bolstering SEL in the Coventry community”
  • Lauren O’Keefe from Milford for “Reaching All Readers with Diverse and Representative Choice Books”
  • Ashley Huckabone from Guilford for “Windows and Mirrors Book Clubs”
  • Dee Walters from Norwalk for “Mirrors and Windows -Diverse Books that Reflect the World”
  • Kristin Talbot from Torrington for “Mobile Accessible Library”
  • Nancy Wiecking from Winsted for “Diversifying the Curriculum through Book Clubs”
  • Jillian Bathricky from Guilford for “Diversifying the Library”
  • Kara Hennessey from Coventry for “Equity and Diversity in Our Classroom Libraries”
  • Therese White from South Windsor for “Building the ‘Woke Book Club’ of SWHS”
  • Stephanie McNamar from Coventry for “Supporting Student and Family Diversity Conversations through While School Book Club”
  • Jessica Ayers from Farmington for “Advancing the Academic Mindset of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students”