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Chesapeake Reading Council

Virginia State Reading Association’s Chesapeake Chapter

Chesapeake, Virginia


Congratulations, Nancy Cruz!

CRC's Literacy Leader Award Recipient

Literacy Leader Award Recipient and
James D. Mullins 2018-2019 Nominee
Nancy Cruz, principal of Butts Road Intermediate, has helped make significant strides in closing the literacy gap at her school. She is described by her colleagues as someone with a vision for literacy who provides guidance, resources, and support to achieve that vision. She implemented a very successful school to home reading program that encourages parents as partners and provides parents literacy workshops and trainings so they can confidently assist with literacy goals. Prior to this program, she established a literacy garden at Portlock Primary, a pen pal campaign with celebrities at Southwestern Elementary, and a high interest novel program at G.W. Carver among many other notable achievements. With careful analysis, unique methods, and immense passion, she has made a great impact in her schools and in the lives of her staff, students, and parents. Beyond the school system, Nancy Cruz has assisted CHKD in raising money and has brought her therapy dogs to read to children in the cancer ward and to senior citizens in nursing homes during the holidays. She shows a true commitment to literacy in all facets of her life and CRC is proud to nominate her for the James D. Mullins Award from the VSRA. 
*Note:* The city's Administrative Leader in Literacy will go on to represent Chesapeake as our nominee for the James D. Mullins Award
The electronic form below will be used for the 2019-2020 school year to nominate next year's literacy leader and will automatically be emailed to the board. If you're having any troubles submitting or would prefer a paper nomination form it is also available below and can be ponied to Stephanie.Agricola @ Hickory Elementary. However, if submitting via pony, please make sure we will receive the submission BEFORE October 25, 2019.

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DocumentLiteracy Leader Nomination FormSubmit this form to nominate an administrator that has been instrumental in promoting literacy