PAST IRC AWARD RECIPIENTS

IRC Hall of Fame

1983 – Robert Hillerich, P. David Pearson
1984 – William Durr, Dolores Durkin
1985 – David C. Rhoads, Kathryn Ransom
1986 – Dale D. Downs
1987 – Donna Ogle
1988 – William Powell
1989 – Jerry Johns
1990 – Jane Davidson
1991 – Gene Blair, Gene Cramer
1992 – Carol Winkley
1993 – Taimi Ranta
1994 – Roberta Berglund
1995 – Camille Blachowicz, Marrietta Castle
1996 – John Logan
1997 – Peter Fisher
1998 – Margaret Richek
1999 – Susan Davis Lenski
2002 – Timothy Shanahan
2006 – Pamela J. Farris
2009 – Larry Pennie
2010 – Steven L. Layne
2011 – Lou Ferroli
2012 – Roxanne Owens
2013 – Pamela Nelson
March 2014 – Becky Anderson Wilkins
October 2014 – Roberta Sejnost
2015 – Kathy Barclay
2016 – Maria Walther
2017 – Pat Braun
2021 – Joyce Jennings

IRC Service Award
(Formerly known as the IRC Certificate of Recognition)

1981 – Carol Winkley, Don Meints,Kathryn Ransom, Jeanette Massey, Peg Livesay, David Rhoads
1982 – Marian Oleson, Agnita Wright, Mary Christopherson
1983 – Geneva Andrews, Mary Williams
1984 – Gene Cramer, Barbara Wyne
1985 – Donna Ogle, Jerry Johns
1986 – Ottilie Womack, Taimi Ranta, Kay Spalding
1987 – Hattie Miller, Jane Davidson
1988 – Jim Coe, Evelyn Jackson, Larry Pennie
1989 – Gene Blair, Anna Sanford
1990 – Wilma Deal, James Walker, Arlene Pennie
1991 – Nancy Venegoni
1992 – Roberta Berglund
1993 – Marlene Fletcher, Eunice Greer, Barbara Seaman, Tom Sexton
1994 – Lynne Rauscher-Davoust, Kathleen Sweeney
1995 – Jack Barshinger, Barbara Chrz-White
1996 – Paula Schoenfelder
1997 – Barbara Johnson
1998 – Joyce Jennings
1999 – Sheila Diaz
2000 – Laura Megown
2003 – Lynette Mehall
2006 – Pat Carlson
2007 – Roberta Sejnost
2010 – Patti Foster Baker
2012 – Carol Owles, Cheryl Walker
2013 – Susan Cisna, Ronda Brown
March 2014 – Tammy Swinford-Potts
October 2014 – Sheila Ruh, Sheryl Sejnost
2016 – Leslie Forsman
2017 – Melinda Grimm
2018 – Boomer Crotty
2019 – Gail Huizinga
2021 – Joyce Jennings

IRC Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children

2005 – Jamie Gilson
2006 – Candace Fleming
2007 – Ilene Cooper
2008 – Sally Walker
2009 – Jim Aylesworth
2010 – Laurie Lawlor
2011 – Robert Burleigh
2012 – Carolyn Crimi
2013 – Eric Rohmann
2014 – Andrea Beaty
2015 – Tom Lichtenheld
2016 – Julia Durango
2017 – Alice B. McGinity
2018 – Aaron Reynolds
2019 – Barb Rosenstock
2020 – Matthew Cordell
2021 – Blue Balliett
2022 – Joelle Charbonneau

Barack Obama Library Award

2007 – Sharon Dodds, Peoria High School, Peoria
2008 – Cindy Morgan, Lynne Thigpen Elementary, Joliet
2009- Melissa Beckler, Washington MS, Springfield
2010- 5th Grade Team, Nicholson Elementary, Aurora
2011- Shanna Creech, Kolmar School, Crestwood
2012- Amy Orvis,Montessori School, Rockford and Christine Keller, Centerville Elementary, Cahokia
2013- Stephanie Solbrig, Lewis School, Carbondale
March 2014- Nicole Moss, Franklin Middle School, Champaign
October 2014 - Ericka Brown, Moos Elementary, Chicago
2015- Maureen Daley, James Hart School, Homewood
2016- Meghan Tippy-King, Whiteside Middle School, Belleville
2017 - Tami Roberts, Merijha Branson, Tisha Neeley
2018 – Dana Hendricks
2019 – Margo Ransom
2021 – Gwenetta Posey

 

Jerry Johns Reading Educator of the Year Award
(Formerly known as the Outstanding Reading Educator of the Year Award)

2009 - Brenda Logan, Allyson Vaynerman, Diana Woods
2010 - Jean Davenport, Beth Gambro
2011 - Mart O’Connor, Debbie Kaczmarski, Mary Miritello, Chris Urish
2012 – Sarah Rabe, Valerie Cawley, Todd Hartman, Linda Reven
2013 – Karen Biggs-Tucker, Ingrid Minger, Barbara Malinger, Donna Werderich
2014 - Dylan Teut, Anieta Trame, Heather Harder
2015 – Lynn Keck
2016 – Beverly Taylor
2017 – Brian Tucker
2018 – Stephanie Yearian
2019 – Barb Baker
2021 – Jennifer Jacknewitz

 

Family Literacy Award
(Formerly known as the Parents and Reading Award)

2009 – Jennifer Young
2010 – Roxanne Owens
2011 - Ann Harsy, Megan Wrzesinski
2012 – Jeanette Brosam
2013 – Juanita Scott
2015 – Earnestine Carter
2016 – Maria Marquez
2017 – Ashley Shinn
2018 – Tambree Krouse
2021 – Kimberly Bork


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