Message from the President
Happy fall y’all! The leaves are turning and the crisp fall air makes for a perfect backdrop for curling up with a great book! Just another reason to share with students our love of reading and books. Hopefully parent-teacher conferences are behind you and it’s smooth sailing until winter break – and even more time for reading! Whether you are in a new position or a seasoned veteran, it’s revitalizing to attend high quality professional development. My wish for you is that you find a comfortable balance of learning, teaching and taking great care of yourself. We’re here for you!
We continue to work hard to provide you some helpful and inspiring programs and resources to help you be successful during your school year. Our next evening is on Thursday, November 17, featuring Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D, from Voyager Sopris. She will be sharing information and strategies for helping students who struggle with reading. Sounds like a lifesaver, right? Check out the rest of the newsletter to see the amazing programs planned, and please let us know any other suggestions for PD needs you or your school may have. We are here to be of service to you.
One of our goals is to increase membership. Please try to encourage your colleagues to join us. When teachers join professional organizations, they gain the latest literacy information from our local organization, as well as Missouri State Reading Council, not to mention the networking opportunities. There are lots of chances to meet, network, and learn along with other like-minded people in the area. You’ll grow as a professional and have a great time in the process!
Again, we are excited to serve you and I look forward to another evening of learning and networking with you!