Jan Stauber was a NJ middle school teacher who for 10 years visited classes in the guise of Sherlock Holmes to encourage students to discover the joys of reading. In her honor, the Beacon Society created the Jan Stauber-Sherlock Holmes Literacy grant. Since 2004, recipients of this award have used Sherlock Holmes to teach English, literature, history, mathematics, deductive reasoning, forensics, and critical thinking. Educators and librarians can receive up to $600 to fund the development of a project that will introduce young people to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. Applications are due by 5/1/2020.
Author Danielle Porth