2023 Celebrate Literacy Award Presented to the Literacy Council of Norristown
In March 2023, KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge Board Member Marsha Townsend presented Eileen Hallstrom [on left] with the 2023 Celebrate Literacy Award. Eileen is the executive director of the Literacy Council of Norristown and a member of KSLA BVF. The Literacy Council teaches adults and supports families in the greater Montgomery County area. Free tutoring and classes are provided to adult learners to enhance their lives. The Celebrate Literacy Award is typically given each spring to a person or organization that supports literacy in a significant way. If you know of a deserving person or organization, please email us! email@example.com
Lynne Dorfman, Long Time KSLA Member & Past KSLA BVF President Publishes New Book
In Welcome to Reading Workshop: Structures and Routines that Support All Readers, Brenda Krupp and Lynne Dorfman bring their years of collective experience leading successful reading workshops to showcase the structures, routines, rituals, and behind-the-scenes decision making that will have your reading workshop running smoothly and effectively. Within the pages, you’ll find ways to effectively use self-selected reading materials, create mini-lessons, build time for reading conferences and small group work, and use assessments to guide instruction.
Cindy Kruse, 2023-2024 KSLA BVF Vice President Publishes Book with Her Daughter, Lauren Bryant
In The Ultimate Morning Meeting Playbook, Cindy and Lauren share ways to effectively weave the teaching of social and emotional skills together with literacy instruction so educators can support students so that they are able to successfully navigate the challenges of learning in school and be prepared for success later in life.
Andrea Mumford, KSLA BVF Secretary, Elected as KSLA Region 6 Director
Congratulations to Andrea! She has been elected as the Region 6 Director for KSLA. RDs serve a 3 year term as a liaison between ILA, KSLA and local chapters within their region. In addition, RDs support the their local chapters by providing assistance as needed and by looking for opportunities to establish new chapters in areas of the region that are not being served.