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KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge Honored by KSLA

At the state KSLA Leadership Virtual Meeting held June 20-22, 2024, KSLA BVF was recognized with the Honor Award.  A certificate will be received at the  2024 KSLA Conference December 1-3 in Hershey, PA. 

We must also applaud two other KSLA Chapters:  KSLA Delaware Valley earned the Honor Award and the Community Service Award. The York Adams chapter earned the Honor Award.

In addtion, KSLA was awarded the Award of Excellence by ILA.

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Rustin HS Students Conducted Annual Book Drive to Benefit Local Organizations. 

In the months of November and December 2023 students from Bayard Rustin High School collected books for their annual book drive. The Rustin community was asked to donate any books from baby board books up to young adult novels. They collected over 25 boxes of books which they sorted and packed up for local non-profits. Ten of the boxes were donated to the Literacy Council of Norristown for their library. National Honor Society students stayed after school one day for pizza and book sorting!

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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!

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.

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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. 

Glendia Kennedy - Past President of KSLA

In June 2022, KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge's own Glendia Kennedy completed her position as Keystone State Literacy Association's President.  We congratulate her on her excellent leadership at the State level.  We welcome her continued involvement with the KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge Board.  

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Member Sandy Shacklady-White Spotlighted in ILA's Literacy Today Summer 2023 Issue
In ILA's July-August-September 2023 issue of Literacy Today, Sandy received a great honor by being featured in the Spotlight on Members & Groups Section.    If you are an ILA member, check out the full issue in  the Members Only area. The Spotlight section only is posted on the PDF icon. 
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