The Turner Reading Awards was established by the Turner Family Foundation in 2002. The award grants $2,000 to five teachers who show excellence in teaching reading and help instill a passion for reading within their students. $1,000 is applied to the teachers classroom and the other $1,000 can be used at the teacher’s discretion.

Nominees must be full-time certified teachers employed by Springfield Public Schools and can be nominated by teachers, peers, parents, students, PTA members, business partners or interested community members! If you know a teacher that meets these qualifications, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form below.


Nomination Deadline: February 29, 2024