Hats off to Kent ISD’s Teacher-Leaders at MRA

The recent Michigan Reading Association 59th Conference, United We Read and United We Write, had a new energy with outstanding presenters and timely topics.   It was great to see  many local teacher-leaders at the Michigan Reading Conference learning and sharing.

Elizabeth Gates, Greenville Highschool ELA teacher and TLA graduate 2015 served on the 2015 Conference Program and serves as the MRA/IRA Coordinator.

Sarah Shoemaker, Greenville Elementary Interventional Specialist, LCN Member and TLA 2014, received the MRA 2015 Educator of the Year Award.

A few members and their colleagues spotted sharing  professional learning by leading workshops:

Grandville and an LCN Trainer: Teresa McDougall

Kentwood: Derek Braman, Nancy Broadwell, Eric Closson, Tim Hargis, Debi Moore, Kathy VanVliet, Molly Walsh, Amy Weatherford

Rockford: Shawna Huls, Kathy Munger, Jennifer Patten, Sara Rothenthaler, Melissa Sagorski-Hall, Kenn Vidro

Sparta: Kathy Hartuniewcz, Jenna Rykse

Hope we did not miss anyone.

Thanks to all of our TLA and LCN members who were able to attend!  We noticed so many of you came with colleagues.  Learning together unlock’s a group’s potential for student success!