Special Service Award

The Special Service Award is given from time to time for unusual and distinguished service to the Association.

Submission deadline: extended until January 15, 2015

Submission Form

Award Recipients

2014
Jerry Johns

Jerry Johns has taught students from kindergarten through graduate school. He was a classroom teacher and special reading teacher. He also served as a visiting professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and Western Washington University. A distinguished teaching professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University, Dr. Johns has authored, edited, or co-authored over 350 books, chapters, research studies, student materials, and journal articles. Recent books among the 35 or so he has authored, coauthored, or edited include the eleventh edition of the Basic Reading Inventory, the sixth edition of Improving Reading, Essential Comprehension Strategies for the Intermediate Grades, the second edition of Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies for the Elementary Grades, the fourth edition of Reading and Learning, and the fourth edition of Content Area Learning: Bridges to Disciplinary Literacy (all published by Kendall Hunt). His more than 700 presentations for schools and professional organizations involved travel throughout a majority of the states and thirteen countries. Dr. Johns served as president of the International Reading Association, the Illinois Reading Council, the Northern Illinois Reading Council, and the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers. Currently, he consults with schools, conducts workshops with teachers, speaks at local, state, and international conferences, and works on various writing projects. He also enjoys playing pinball, fine dining, driving his sports car, traveling, and visiting his family in Washington and Michigan.
2013
—Not Given—
2012
—Not Given—
2011
—Not Given—
2010
—Not Given—
2009
Rita M. Bean
2008
Jill Lewis
2007
Hoyte Snow
2006
Penny Hirschman
2005
Maryann M. Manning
2004
William Hammond
2003
James A. Wilhide
2002
Betty H. Yarborough
2001
Dave Wallace
2000
—Not Given—
1999
Pehr-Olof Rönnholm
1998
Yancey Lee Watkins
1997
M. Jerry Weiss
1996
Jerome C. Harste
1995
J. Estill Alexander
1994
Jack Cassidy
1993
Roach Van Allen
1992
Walter B. Barbe
1991
Patricia S. Koppman
1990
Peggy E. Ransom
1989
Jack Humphrey
1988
Bobbye Goldstein
1987
Sam Weintraub
1986
Henry A. Bamman
1985
Bob W. Jerrolds
1984
Theodore L. Harris
1983
Ronald W. Mitchell
1982
—Not Given—
1981
Walter MacGinitie
1980
Amelia Melnik
1979
Thomas D. Horn
1978
Olive S. Niles
1977
John E. Merritt

1976
Roy A. Kress
Marjorie Seddon Johnson
1975
Althea Beery
1974
Mogens Jansen
1973
J. Allen Figurel
1972
Joyce M. Morris
1971
Edward Hallack
1970
Dorothy Kendall Bracken
1969
Ralph C. Staiger
1968
—Not Given—
1967
Edgar Bergen
George B. Schick
Russell G. Stauffer
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