Congratulations to Ms. Cabrina McShan, Reading Coach at Maryvale Elementary, she has been named the Alabama Reading Association Vice President Elect for 2011-12! To date, the majority of officers for the Metro Mobile Reading Council have been MCPSS teachers.
Reading teachers are invited to attend the next meeting on September 15th. Judy Stone, the Alabama State Director of the Alabama Reading Initiative will speak on the newly revised Reading Initiative. This meeting will be held in Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Mail Library on Government Street from 4:00 - 5:30, where she will also distribute copies of this new plan which encompasses all grade levels.
In addition, the Association will recognize outstanding local reading educators for their contributions to literacy. These educators include Dr. Julia Nelson, and MCPSS Teachers, Gloria Nelson, Carolyn Barnes, Aneesha Watson, Apryl Mather, and Debra Weatherspoon.
METRO MOBILE / BALDWIN COUNTY READING COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, September 15, 2011 Bernheim Hall - Ben May Main Library 701 Government St. 4:00 - 5:30p.m.
(free parking directly behind the library) Be among the first to learn about
"Alabama's Action Plan for Literacy: Birth Through Grade 12" Special Guest Speaker - Judy Stone State Director of the Alabama Reading Initiative
Find Out About Young Authors' Programs
Mobile Writers Guild's Tracy Hurley Memorial Writing Contest
Young Authors' Conference with Mike Artell - February 11, 2012
Young Authors' Round Table celebrates the 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time -
March 3, 2012 (with the Mobile Writers' Guild)
Join Us in Recognizing Outstanding Reading Educators:
Maureen Goodwin, St. Ignatius Catholic School
Aneesha Adams-Watson, Maryvale Elementary School
Gloria Morris, Fonde Elementary School
Apryl Mather, Westlawn Elementary School
Debra Weatherspoon,Robbins Elementary School
Carolyn Barnes, Hollinger's Island Elementary School
Jennifer Carnley, Pine Grove Elementary School
Linda Noble, BCBE Elementary Supervisor of Language Arts
Dr. Julia Nelson, Principal of Burroughs Elementary School
Refreshments - Fellowship -Door Prizes
SARIC Professional Development Credit will be given!
Anyone interested in literacy is invited to attend our meeting!!!
Congratulations to all the reading teachers of the year. Also, Congratulations to Dr. Nelson, of Burroughs Elementary School for being named Administrator of the year for Mobile County.
Anyone who is interested in attending the ARA Fall Conference, please contact me and I will send an application to you in the mailbag. We will also have applications at the meeting on September 15 at the Ben May Main Library.