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Previous Read 2 Succeed Winners The North Carolina School Library Media Association is pleased to offer Read 2 Succeed grants to NCSLMA members.  These grants are available to K-12 media coordinators, in partnership with classroom teachers, for innovative projects that foster integration of media / information skills into the K-12 curriculum.  The focus of the Read 2 Succeed grant program is on individual media coordinators and teachers rather than on district-wide projects. 

2017-2018 Winners

Project Manager School County Title
Mary B. Simmons Jarvisburg Elementary School Currituck County Slam...Pow...Wow! Superheroes Real, Imaginary, & Graphic (novels)!
Katie Bogle AL Brown High School Buncombe County Making Learners Into Innovators
Laura Aldridge Terrell Lane Middle School Franklin County Hello from the Other Side
Julie Overpeck Holbrook Middle School Gaston County Reaching New Heights with Hi-Lo Readers
Tracey Patterson Graham High School Alamance-Burlington Collaborative Book Clubs for Exceptional Learners

2015-2016 Winners

Project Manager
Project Name
Veronica Guanino Mountain View Elementary School Catawba County Schools Inventors, Inventions, Innovators and STEM
LaTeisha Hunt Townsend Middle School Robeson County Schools Words, Technology, and Colors
Natalie Harvey Carolina Friends School Independent School Book Buy In
Sarah Justice Rosman High School Transylvania County Schools Real Superheroes Don't Always Wear Capes
Stacy Morgan Friedburg Elementary School Davidson County Schools

Rookie Research: Developing Accessible

Resources for the Littlest Learners



2012 - 2013 Winners

Project Name
Karen Meier Southwest Guilford High School Guliford County Schools Sports Literacy Program
Karen Maxon Rugby Middle School Henderson County Schools Choose Kind and Pay It Forward
Suzanne*Thomasson Starmount High School Yadkin County Schools New Librarianship in Practice
Charlene Cali Brevard*Elementary School Transylvania County Schools Digital Cameras and Haiku: Bring Together the Two
Suzanne Carr*Coates Smithfield Middle School Johnston County Schools Knight Flight: Take Off with Reading

2011 - 2012 Winners

Project Name
Brita Mann Marvin Ridge Middle School Union County Schools Author Mentors and Student Readers and Writers
Becky Palgi Archer Lodge Middle School Johnston County Schools The Elements of Mystery: A Digital Museum of the Unexplained
Katherine Toriello G. R. Whitfield School Pitt County Schools Kindles for Kiddies
Laura Bowers Westwood Elementary School Ashe County Schools Light a Reading Fire with Kindles!
Beverly Hall Newton Conover High School Newton-Conover City Schools S.U.R.G.E.
Vicky*Blankenship East McDowell Junior High School McDowell County Schools World History Comes Alive with Overdrive eBooks
Gina Webster Walkertown Middle/High*School Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools Literacy Lives: Connecting School and Community with Reading and Storytelling


Winners for 2010-2011

Project Director       
Trudy Moss

 Sarah Justice


Kathy Fox-Morris


Karen Waller




Watauga High School

Rosman High School

Ethan Shive Elementary*School

Timber Drive Elementary School

Hanford Dole Elementary School



Transylvania County

Rowan County


Wake County 

 Rowan County


Freedom: Using Newspapers to Teach About Our Civic Rights and Responsibilities

Fresh Books

Getting Down to Brass Tacks

[space space space space space space space] Read Around the World

Read Science 2 Succeed

Winner for 2009-2010


Debra Rosenblum

Black Mountain Elementary

Buncombe County Schools

Our Storied Histories

Winners for 2008-2009


Katie Bogle

Michelle Burton

Beth Carson

Sherry Edwards

Linda Mecks

Kathy Moore

Susan Nilo

Christine Quigley

Susan Varner

Tammy Young


A. L. Brown High School

Eastlawn Elementary

Fairview Elementary

Rock Ridge Elementary

Marvin Ridge High School

Blowing Rock School

Glade Creek School

Alexander Wilson Elementary

Western Harnett High School

Charles D. Owen High School


Kannapolis City Schools


Buncombe County Schools

Wilson County Schools

Union County Schools

Watauga County Schools

Alleghany County Schools


Harnett County Schools

Buncombe County Schools


Guys Read

Fourth Grade Girls Leadership Challenge

NC Children's Book Award Project

Famous American Jubilee

Community Read

Mush! Experiencing the Alaskan Iditarod

Mini Smart Boxes

Great Gadzooks! It's Graphic

X-treme History

Warhorse Readers

Winners for 2007-2008


Janet Jones

Cynthia Barlowe

Nancy Shaffer



Elizabeth Conner

Andrea Horosko

Holly Maness




Harding University High School

Hibriten High School

Terrell Lane Middle School


Belmont Elementary

Raleigh Road Elementary School

Southwest Guilford High School

Warren County Middle School


Charlotte*Mecklenburg Schools

Caldwell County Schools

Franklin County Schools

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District 

Cumberland County Schools

Guilford County Schools 

Warren County Schools


Podcasting Ram Science: The Cry of the  Catawba Continued

Through Their Eyes...The World War Adolescent Experience 

Mostly Manga

Read to Learn: Modeling for Kindergartners 

Read Around the Library


Special Friends: Reaching All Members of our SWHS Family 

Stories to Remember: Oral Histories of Warren County

Winners for 2006-2007


Rhonda Florence


Laura Mangum

Kirsten McDonald

Karen Maxon &
Joni Allison

Debbie Long

Cheri Klein

Cathy DuPre

Beverly Hall

Ann Long


Hasty Elementary

Concord High School

North Pitt High School

Emma Elementary

Rugby Middle School

Speight Middle School

North Chatham (K-8)

Oaklawn Language Academy

South Newton Elementary School

Glenn High School


Davidson County

Cabarrus County Schools

Pitt County Schools

Buncombe County

Henderson County

Wilson County Schools

Chatham County Schools



Newton-Conover City Schools

Winston*Salem/Forsyth County Schools


English Language Learners Making the School-to-Home Connection

Comics in the ESL Classroom

Modernizing the Study of American Literature

History Mysteries

Virtual Voices

Looking Towards the Future


Fellowship of the Book

Connections in Literature- Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Songs and Fairy Tales in French

Let's Get Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills

Literacy 1st

Winners for 2005-2006


Nancy Tomkovick

Cara Wolford

Kellie Joyce Garcia

Elizabeth Hayworth

Cathy Wray

Staci Bumgarner

Laura Poole

Sarah Justice

Suzie Thomasson

Beverly M. Outwater


B. Everett Jordan Elementary

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Guy B. Teachey School

Midway Elementary

Asheboro High School

River Bend Middle School

Sparta School

Rosman High School

Starmount High School

Sam D. Bundy Elementary


Nonfiction and the Young Researcher

The "Wright" Stuff: A Living Museum of Famous North Carolinians

Books that Really Measure Up! Exploring Measurement Through Children's Literature

What's so Funny? Using Riddles, Jokes and Wordplay to Promote Critical Thinking Skills

Picture This: Engaging Struggling Readers at the High School Level

Free Books: Love Your Books, Set them Free

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Storytelling with Local History

ESL: Every Student Learning

Books for Lunch Bunch


Winners for 2004-2005


Tracie Below

Karen Bessey

Gina Cusato-O'Neal

Karen Harris

Kathy Idol

Sheila Mendoza

Karen Perry

Susan Ward

Dianne Wright

Paige Ysteboe


Wellcome Middle School

Darden Middle School

Mineral Springs Middle School

C.H. Tuttle Middle School

Parkway Elementary School

Northwest Elementary School

Central Davidson Middle School

Burton Geo-World Magnet School

Churchland Elementary School

Western Middle School


Pitt County Schools

Wilson County Schools

Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

Catawba County Schools

Watauga County Schools

Pitt County Schools

Davidson County Schools

Durham County Schools

Davidson County Schools

Alamance Burlington Schools


Exceptional Animals

Bright Beginnings

The Great Dismal Swamp Experience

Right to Read

Parkway Families Reading Together

Down Home Folks

Into the Passing Lane? Book + iPod=VRRROOM

Fireside Stories - Telling Family Stories Our Way

Poetry Primes and Pumps Pupils

Boys Love Books Too

Winners for 2003-2004


Renee Gentry

Sue Kimmel

Nancy Larkin

Mindy Tomasevich

Janice Williams


Ronda-Clingman Elementary 

Gillespie Park Elementary 

Asheville Middle 

Davis Drive Middle 

Roberson Elementary 


Wilkes County Schools

Guilford County Schools

Asheville City Schools

Wake County Schools

Edgecomb County Schools


North Carolina from A to Z

One Book, One School

Libros Latinos

Literature Circles Go Graphic

Books, Summer, and Me