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Evelyn Jay Excellence in Education

This annual award is a tribute to Evelyn Jay, a beloved Tucson educator of over 50 years who touched the minds and lives of thousands of young readers. To celebrate Evelyn Jay’s dedication and passion for teaching reading skills to young learners, EEF and Bud Jay established the annual Evelyn Jay Excellence in Education Award in 2004.

This award is presented to Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) educators (teachers, reading specialists, librarians, etc.) who are passionate about teaching young students how to read.

We are seeking nominations for TUSD K-3 Educators (teachers, reading specialists, librarians, etc.) who:

·       Demonstrate exceptional skills in developing K-3 reading

·       Employ inspiring, innovative, & creative techniques

·       Inspire students to become lifelong readers and learners

Nominations are due Monday, May 6th, 2024 by 11:59 pm.


Funding for this award provided by Evelyn Jay Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

Catherine Gregorius - Hudlow_3
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