Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

2018 Joy Cowley Contest Winner
We've chosen a winner for our 6th annual Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway! Every year, we take the time to celebrate Joy and the incredible impact she has had on literacy development, especially in young children. This year's winner is . . . 

Lori Aych of Houston, TX

Lori teaches kindergarten. She and her students will receive the grand prize of 105 leveled readers, 34 big books, 3 audiobook CDs, finger puppets, Joy’s biography, and one hardcover special edition—a value of over $1400! Congratulations!

But there's more! We've also decided to pick six runners up! These runners up will each win a big book featuring the beloved classic character Mrs. Wishy-Washy. Our runners up are . . .

Larissa Dugger of Dewey, OK

Kareene Drummond of Bronx, NY

Amanda Bohle of Holland, MI

Maria Iizumi of San Diego, CA

Gretchen McCoy of North Little Rock, AR

Jayna Coyle of Frederick, MD

Larissa teaches pre-kindergarten. Kareene is a reading coach. Amanda teaches first grade and was nominated by Karen VanMeetere. Maria teaches kindergarten and was referred to the contest by Lynne Bernitz. Gretchen is a reading interventionist and was referred by Vicki Thomas. Jayna teaches second grade and was nominated by Heather McAllister. Congrats to these ladies as well!

If you didn't win, you can still take advantage of lots of free goodies here on our website! We have free activity sheets and teacher's guides in our teacher resources section. Click here to learn more! We hold this contest every year, so make sure to stay subscribed to our email list to hear about the next opportunity!