Connie Boylan rose from volunteering at her kids’ school to nurturing students’ love of reading as a Traverse City Area Schools library media paraprofessional to leading the state’s ESP Caucus Executive Board – all because she wasn’t content on the sidelines.
Drew Campbell of Waterford ESP had risen to service on the ESP Caucus Board when he realized there were struggling units around the state that could be helped with a little individual care.
When it’s just 18 degrees outside, Traverse City Area Public Schools bus driver Marti Alvarez is used to kids complaining about the cold. But one kindergarten child who climbed aboard the bus on a late February morning was different.
The late Larry Chunovich, who served as MEA president from 1983-1991, experienced his 15 minutes of national fame in 1990 when seven giggling teenage girls burst into the Kansas City, Missouri, hotel room where he was staying as a delegate to the NEA convention.
In honor of Reading Month, hHigh school students in Portland are using improvisational theater to encourage their elementary-age peers to read for fun.