St. Louis Suburban Council
International Reading Accociation
Past Recipient of the Honor Council and Show Me Awards
Message from the President
Welcome to a new school year! It is my hope that everyone had the opportunity this summer to enjoy the sun with family and friends, as well as to capture some time to REFLECT, RELAX, and READ!!!! But as we turn our attention to fall, the smell of floor wax in the school hallways, the cute kids in the back-to-school ads, the colorful displays in all the stores, these things help me get in the spirit for my next educational adventure. Whether you are beginning a new position, a new set of kiddos or a new outlook on life, it’s revitalizing to consider your fresh new start. 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 have been working hard to provide you some excellent programs and resources to help you throughout the new school year. Our first program is on Sept. 8 featuring Debbie Jameson, the new Director of ELA for DESE. She will be unpacking the new MO standards. Just what we need, 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 encourage your colleagues to join us. When teachers join St. Louis Suburban they gain the latest literacy information, as well as timely articles from Missouri Reading Council, not to mention numerous networking opportunities. When you attend our meetings you will have a chance to share literacy strategies and resources with other like-minded people in the area. You’ll grow as a professional and have a great time in the process! We are excited to serve you and I look forward to an awesome year!