The Dr. Peggy Williams Award is presented to a classroom teacher to purchase books and other materials to support his or her literacy instruction. The winner will be presented a gift certificate in the amount of $300 to be used for literacy instructional materials. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm, April 1. Applications will be submitted for blind review by the Awards Committee of the Chicago Area Reading Association. Proposals will be ranked using a 4-point scale based on the project plan, the time line, clear description of the use of the funds, clear description of how the project will be evaluated, and the potential impact on students" literacy learning. All decisions of the committee are final. The award will be presented at the Spring Professional Learning Event.